The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has been shortlisted in the category of Workplace of the Year, in one of higher education’s leading award events, The Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs).
The submission from EDA focused on its Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives, which have helped forge close bonds between both academic and professional services staff.
The work centred on the creation of a bespoke EDI participatory calendar focused on the theme of identity, culture and celebration to recognise numerous important issues and events such as International Women’s Day, LGBT History Month, Chinese New Year and Mental Health Awareness.
The School also cited its success in the University’s inter-departmental sporting competition as a means to bring together different staff from across the School to win the event in both 2016 and 2017. Overall, this inclusive, friendly atmosphere has helped attract new staff and nurture talent for future career progression.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Thursday 21 June. You can find more details about the awards on the THELMAs website.