We have compiled a list of resources and further reading surrounding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in mathematics.
- Project Implicit is a non-profit committed to advancing scientific knowledge about stereotypes, prejudices, and other group-based biases. Their website contains a series of tests to see where you may have unconscious biases, which can be defined as 'social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness' (UCSF, 2022).
- Equality Challenge Unit drives change to organisational culture in higher education and research, and Advance HE’s Equality Charters aim to transform and support gender and race equality in HE and research.
- The Equality Act 2010 - Part 6, Chapter 2 is the section of the 2010 Equality Act that is specifically relevant to Higher Education Institutions and is what many university EDI policies are based on.
- Universities UK contains a specific Equality, Diversity and Inclusion section with lots of recent publications on topics ranging from student number caps, LGBTQ+ history, and #closingthegap (see Race and Ethnicity).
- The EDI Resource Bank is an extensive digital archive containing examples of initiatives, resources, and reports designed to support work towards equality, diversity, and inclusion. It was established as part of the STEMM-CHANGE project at the University of Nottingham.
- The Consent Collective is working with the University of Edinburgh to start discussions surrounding consent, and provides content on a Consent Collective TV which anyone with a University of Edinburgh email can access.
Decolonisation in Mathematics
The School of Mathematics is committed to 'decolonising the curriculum', the process of undoing the effects of colonisation and rethinking mathematics that unfairly maintain a European-centred mindset.
Intersectionality is the idea that many people face multiple oppressions and have varied experiences of discrimination, based on multiple characteristics.
Gender and LGBTQ+
We are committed to ensuring equality for students and staff of all genders, and promoting respect and kindness in discussions surrounding gender, gender identity and sexuality.
Race and Ethnicity
The School of Mathematics is working to create an inclusive culture which ensures we celebrate diversity and foster a feeling of belonging for students and staff of all races and ethnicities.
The School of Mathematics aims to provide an inclusive and accessible space for people with disabilities, long-standing illnesses, chronic conditions, and those who consider themselves to be neurodivergent.
We are committed to fostering a School environment which offers equal opportunity and respect to students and staff from all socio-economic class backgrounds.
Celebrating Diverse Mathematics
We have created a social media series called 'Diverse Mathematics', which aims to promote the work of mathematicians from under-represented backgrounds and prove that mathematicians can be from any demographic.