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EDI Strategy & Action Plan

Page updated 12 July 2022

The updated EDI Strategy and Action Plan: Priorities for 2021-2024 was published in May 2022. The EDI strategy sets out our commitment and objectives for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and the necessary actions to achieve these objectives. A commitment was made when the University’s first EDI Strategy was developed in 2018 to carry out an interim review to ensure it remained aligned with the new University strategy “Rising to the Future” 2020 - 2024. This review also considered any gaps and priorities identified through focus groups with the University’s EDI group, consultation with UCD employees through an EDI survey and engagement with key stakeholders. Achieving equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of the University.

Download the EDI Strategy and Action Plan Priorities for 2021 - 2024.

EDI Strategy and Action Plan 2018 - 2020 - 2025: 

'Our vision for EDI is to be a leader and role model in equality and diversity in the higher education sector nationally and internationally, and for EDI to be at the heart of all we do.' - Professor Colin Scott, Vice-President for Equality Diversity and Inclusion 

On 4th March 2019, UCD launched its Equality Diversity & Inclusion Policy and Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy & Action Plan.   

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy was developed to reflect the enhanced inclusive culture that now exists within the University community, where diversity is valued and embraced and equality of opportunity is promoted. This policy sets out the EDI principles that UCD will abide by in the undertaking of all of its activities. We want to ensure that employees and students can thrive in UCD, being able to participate fully in their work and study, in a respectful environment where they can reach their full potential. This policy goes beyond legislative requirements and includes the adoption of socio-economic status as a tenth University equality ground.  Mainstreaming Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into all of our policies, practices and decision-making is one of our core objectives, which is supported through the appointment of Vice-Principals for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in our Colleges. 

The EDI Policy can be downloaded from the University Governance Website here.

EDI Policy Launch - Speakers 

Pictured at the launch event: Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland; Marie O'Connor, Chair of UCD Governing Authority; President Andrew Deeks; Marcellina Fogarty, EDI Manager; Professor Colin Scott, VP for EDI; Professor Judith Harford, Vice-Principal for EDI for the College of Social Sciences & Law 

Audience in Global Lounge

Pictured at the launch event: audience members awaiting the speeches in the Global Lounge, UCD

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie