EDI Working Groups and Networks
In 2019, we created working groups with representation from across DPAG to define and deliver key actions to improve our departmental culture, along with identifying and enhancing opportunities for career progression, training and development, and outreach.
If you are a member of the DPAG community and wish to join one of the working groups or networks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anti-Racism Working Group
This group was convened in January 2021 to promote active anti-racism in DPAG and improve the diversity of staff and students. Group members are volunteers with an interest in promoting race equality.
View the Anti-Racism Working Group web page for updates on specific anti-racism topics that help raise awareness of key issues around anti-racism and race equality.
Internal members can view more information on the Anti-Racism Working Group intranet page (SSO required).
Data Monitoring Working Group
This working group comprises ex-officio members with specific responsibility for departmental data, including Director of Graduate Studies, HR Manager, Research Administrator and EDI Officer. The group was first set up in 2019 and its purpose it to capture and review data on a regular basis to identify trends, anomalies and data gaps.
Internal members can view more information on the Data Monitoring Working Group intranet page (SSO required).
The Graduate Student community within the Department is an open and creative space, which welcomes all graduate students. Graduate Student representatives sit on various committees, including the EDI Committee. Read more about the Student Reps and Student Peer Supporters.
This is a very informal support network for staff and students that self-identify as LGBTQ+. Group members are only known to each other and are introduced via the EDI Officer. Membership remains anonymous to the rest of the department.
Outreach and Public Engagement Working Group
This working group was convened in late 2021 to identify, promote and deliver outreach and public engagement activities, and encourage cross-departmental participation in outreach and public engagement.
Internal members can view more information on the Outreach and Public Engagement Working Group intranet page (SSO required).
Run by and for researchers, The DPAG Researcher Society aims to promote interactions between postdocs, research assistants and other research scientists to create a friendly network of skills and expertise and to welcome new researchers to the Department. Members of the society sit on a variety of departmental committees, including the EDI Committee. Read more about the Society.
Training and Career Development Working Group
This working group aims to monitor the training and development requirements of all DPAG staff and students and identify suitable courses and other resources to meet those needs. They also support career development from induction to working outside of academia. The group is made up of volunteer representatives from all DPAG groups.
Internal members can view more information on the Training and Career Development Working Group intranet page (SSO required).