Equality and Diversity

Green Templeton College will work to remove any barriers, real or perceived, which might deter people of the highest ability from applying to the college, either as Fellows, staff or students.

The college aims to provide an inclusive environment which values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its Fellows, staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.

College lead on Equality and Diversity

Dr Alison Stenton, Senior TutorGreen Templeton’s Equality & Diversity lead is Senior Tutor, Dr Alison Stenton. Alison has led a number of academic and student welfare initiatives in equality and diversity. Prior to joining Green Templeton in May 2018, she was director of the UK’s flagship widening participation medical degree at King’s (2010-2014); also at King’s, Alison led King’s College London’s work on harassment and sexual violence in response to the UUK’s Changing the Culture report (2016).

Governing Body Equality and Diversity Fellow

Susan James RellyProfessor Susan James Relly is Governing Body Equality and Diversity Fellow of Green Templeton College and a member of the Building Committee. Susan is the first Professor of Vocational Education at the university. She is Deputy Director of the Department of Education and Associate Head (Education) – Social Sciences Division. Susan is also the Director of SKOPE, which focuses on policy and practice at the intersection of education, skills, and employment.

Equality and Diversity activities

We know that our diversity is what makes us great. We are proud to be a community with members from a wide range of backgrounds, and from all around the world, and we take every opportunity to celebrate this. Equality, diversity and inclusion are not just aspirations. We endeavour to ensure that our equality work nurtures a community where everyone is respected and their achievements are celebrated regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexuality or disability.

We celebrate a variety of cultural events in many different ways throughout year. Our diversity calendar includes a mixture of religious festivals as well as equality, diversity and inclusion dates.

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Disability Studies library collection

New books added to library collection to coincide with UK Disability History Month.

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Black History Month celebration

Black History Month celebrations culminated with an iconic Sankofa night.

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New LGBTQ+ Library collection

A new LGBTQ+ library collection to coincide with LGBTQ+ History Month.

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Celebrating Pride Month

We talk to LGBTQ+ Representatives Raffy and Izzy.