Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee is responsible for championing equality, diversity and inclusion for staff and students in the School in line with the University’s vision and commitment. The Committee supports the Head of School by overseeing the implementation of the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion related policies and fostering a positive culture and work/study environment, based on tolerance and inclusion. One of the ways the School promotes equality, diversity and inclusion is by advancing gender equality. The School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in April 2017.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Activities

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Blog Posts

The school regularly shares blog posts on various Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion related topics. The blogs aim to raise EDI awareness, showcase progress, and communicate the importance of our efforts to achieve a diverse and inclusive space for both staff and students. You can access all EDi Blogs here

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Events

A Conversation about Work-Life Balance with Margaret L Ross (Emeritus Professor in Law, University of Aberdeen) and Professor Angela J Black (Business School, University of Aberdeen).

Event Organised by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committees of the School of Law and Business School. Tuesday, 8 December 2020. 12:00 – 13:00 GMT.

Opening Remarks: Dr Titilayo Adebola, Ms Anne-Michelle Slater, Dr Qiang Cai and Mr Mark Whittington.

Moderator: Dr Eddy Wifa.

The conversation will foreground the following four questions. First, how would you envision work/life balance as a staff (or student)? Second, how does one excel as a staff (or student), while maintaining healthy relationships with family and friends? Third, what forms of support mechanisms would you recommend to maintain an effective work/life balance? Fourth, as we plan for 2021, what lessons can you share to help us prepare for the year, in particular, for work/life balance and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion?

Lecture by Professor James Thuo Gathii (Wing Tat-Lee Chair, Loyola University Chicago).

Thursday, 22 October 2020. 14:00 – 15:00 GMT.

Opening Remarks: Professor Greg Gordon.

Moderator: Dr Titilayo Adebola.

Centering Race in International Law

This lecture prepared to commemorate Black History Month at the University of Aberdeen in October 2020 will use examples of Scottish merchant adventurers and explorers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to show that race has always been at the centre not only of colonial and imperial relations, but of present day international law. Written from the perspective of Third World Approaches to International Law, (TWAIL), the lecture makes the case for more scholarly inquiries to uncover the continuities and discontinuities of the role of race in international law and international relations.

Athena SWAN Newsletters

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Get in touch!

Who Can I Talk To?

Please contact Professor Greg Gordon (Head of School),  Dr Titilayo Adebola (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Lead), Dr Qiang CaiMr Georgi ChichkovMr Scott Styles or Dr Eddy Wifa, if you would like to discuss any equality, diversity, and inclusion related matters within the School of Law.

Additional Resources

The University of Aberdeen and the School of Law are fully committed to equality for all its staff and students. You can find additional information and resources on the central Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion pages.

We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all our students. Further information about services available can be accessed on our Student Support pages.