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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


CEB encourages 'diverse' role models from all backgrounds and walks of life to come forward to share their inspirational stories, achievements and challenges, their unique journey and experiences that have led them to who and where they are today.

Mission statement

The mission of the Diversity@CEB initiative is to promote diversity and inclusion within the Department. In line with our Athena SWAN commitment, a special focus will be to improve the representation and visibility of individuals with diverse backgrounds and inspiring career paths at all levels.  An additional aim will be to improve the work environment at CEB, to foster creativity and innovation and to promote more engagement amongst colleagues throughout the Department. We will organise bi-annual events to celebrate and showcase diversity and work-life balance.  This will be followed by an open forum discussion. These events should not only be an inspiration but should also help us to identify actions to achieve our personal goals and make CEB a great place to work in.

The main aim of this initiative is to help support and develop staff and students first of all by showing them the Department values its diversity. CEB welcomes all kinds of people from a diversity of backgrounds, genders, religions, ethnic minorities and mixed abilities. Although we have all walked different paths, we are all equal, and we all have the right and opportunity to succeed and make a positive difference in our lives and others'.