The tenth Sustainable Development Goal is to reduce inequality within and among countries.

2021 progress report

At Cranfield we value diversity and recognise the new perspectives that this can bring to our working, learning and teaching community.

Through our diversity initiatives and policies we are creating a culture in which everyone is able to fulfil their potential.

Our Learning Support Officers help, guide and support students with specific learning support needs or impairments.

Our Students' Association has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Officer. Cranfield’s Senior Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner leads the University’s Diversity and Inclusion function and is responsible for the management, development and implementation of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and action plan.

In 2021 we began the process of establishing our EmbRace Network and Working Group to support ethnic minority staff and started our Disability Network to help identify and support actions and interventions to make Cranfield a more inclusive University for disabled staff and students. We also joined Stonewall and developed communications to support LGBTQ+ staff and students. Our 'First Time Line Managers' programme and 'Managers Essential Pathway' have ED&I embedded into them so that managers are aware of how ED&I impacts decision-making and the employee lifecycle. Staff can find out more on our intranet site.