Our aims

We strive to make our diverse UWE Bristol community a welcoming, caring and enthusiastic one, fuelling ambition with opportunities and support to help us all achieve our personal and professional goals. Since people are core to our shared success, we care deeply about your career and personal development.

The UWE Bristol LGBT staff network at Bristol Pride.

History Month-linked events

UWE Bristol celebrates a variety of annual History Months events throughout the year such as Black History Month, Disability History Month, LGBT+ History Month and Womens’ History Month.

These are an opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion both within our community and beyond. Alongside these, we also deliver flagship engagement activities such as mental health awareness, faith and cultural celebrations.

Bristol events

We are proud of our city engagement of equality programmes. As longstanding supporters and sponsors of Bristol Pride and St Paul’s Carnival – we believe that the diversity our staff and students enhances the strength our community.

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved with these events throughout the year. For more information, contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Team.

UWE Bristol delivers a number of programmes and projects aimed at improving the student experience and reducing inequalities.

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UWE Cares support

UWE Cares is there to support UK undergraduate students who are care leavers, estranged students or carers.

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UWE Cares Bursary

Find out about the financial support that UWE Cares provides for eligible carers, care leavers and estranged students.

Black, Asian and minority ethnic representatives


An award winning and forward-thinking leadership and talent programme for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students.

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Student mental health partnership project

UWE Bristol is leading a partnership across the Higher Education sector to improve care for students in need of mental health support.

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Student societies

The Students’ Union at UWE is run by students, for students – offering a variety of ways of meeting people and getting the most out of your student experience. 

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Report and Support

A free and confidential online tool to help all UWE Bristol students if they have experienced something on campus or university business that makes them feel uncomfortable.

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Faith and spirituality support

Our dedicated university Chaplain supports students and staff of any faith and no faith. You can access support, pastoral care conversations and spiritual direction.

Speak Up 

The University launched the Speak Up campaign (which includes Report and Support) for students in September 2018, to create an inclusive campus where diversity is celebrated, antisocial behaviour is challenged in a safe way and any type of harassment, assault or discrimination is not acceptable.

In the 2020-21 academic year, we are launching the Speak Up campaign for staff, offering the training opportunities and communications so staff can recognise bullying, harassment and discrimination, to speak up and to become active bystanders.

Find out about Speak Up

Staff-specific support

Disabled staff

The University is committed to providing support to disabled staff and wants to ensure that disabled staff are not placed at a disadvantage.

There is a variety of support demonstrating our commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining disabled staff.

Staff networks 

There are a number of staff networks at UWE Bristol providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development.

These are run by staff for staff and bring together people from all colleges, departments and services who identify with a group relating to one of the University's equality strands: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

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Members of the UWE Bristol LGBT staff network at Pride.

EDI events

The University hosts a range of equality and diversity events aimed at a variety of audiences.

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Equality, diversity and inclusivity

Equality, diversity and inclusivity underpin the University's core values. We support a positive experience and learning for all.

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Contact the EDI Team

Ways to contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Team.