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UMT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group (UMT EDIG) is responsible for leading equality of access and equality of opportunity in UCD, for leading on equality, diversity and inclusion related initiatives and for making recommendations to the University Management Team on all matters relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Committee support: edi@ucd.ie

  • To oversee and provide guidance and direction for the achievement of equality and diversity objectives identified in the University Strategic Plan and make recommendations to UMT as appropriate;

  • To oversee and promote the equality agenda in UCD, ensuring that equality is a key consideration in all planning and development undertaken at the University;

  • To oversee the programme of work of the Athena Swan Steering Group;

  • To oversee the programme of work of the Widening Participation Committee;

  • To highlight and communicate developments in national and European equality policy to the University Management Team so that they may be incorporated, as appropriate, by the University;

  • To make recommendations to the University Management Team for the enhancement of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University and suggest action measures to prevent any gaps/oversights/deficits in the area of equality and diversity;

  • To submit an annual report to UMT on the progress of the Group and an annual statement of risk relating to all areas within the Group’s ambit. To facilitate the evaluation and validation of equality and diversity measures, policies and procedures put in place by the University;

  • To define the role of Equality and Diversity Representatives in each of the Colleges;

  • To review data in relation to the nine grounds on an annual basis. The nine grounds under the Equality Acts are Gender; Civil status; Family status; Sexual orientation; Religion; Age; Disability; Race and membership of the Traveller community;

  • To ensure the promotion and mainstreaming of equality, diversity and inclusion throughout UCD and that appropriate and effective training is provided at governance, management, faculty and staff levels;

  • To advise the UMT on steps necessary to ensure that the University complies fully with all legislative requirements in relation to equality matters, with particular reference to the Universities Act 1997, the Employment Equality Acts 1998 - 2008, the Equal Status Acts 2000-2004, the Disability Act 2005 and any other relevant legislation;
  • To consider and respond to issues referred to the Group by the UMT.

The following shall be members of EDI Group:

• Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Representative from each of the Colleges/Vice-Principals

• HR Representative

• Dean of Students

• Engagement and Communications Representative

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

• IT Services Representative

• LGBT Staff Network Representative

• Access and Lifelong Learning Representative

• Widening Participation Committee Representative

• Gender Equality Action Group Representative

• WITS Representative

• Estates Services Representative

• Student Union Representative

• Athletics Union Representative

• Student Societies Representative

• Office of the Registrar Representative

• Library Representative

• International Office Representative

• Research Representative

• Quality Office Representative

• Staff Disability Network Representative

• Director of Institutional Research

• School Based Dean

• University Secretariat Representative

UMT EDIG Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

Submission Deadline  Meeting Date


Wednesday 14 September 2022: 2pm - 4pm


  Wednesday 23 November 2022: 10am - 12pm


Tuesday 7 March 2023: 11am - 1pm


Tuesday 16 May 2023: 11am - 1pm

Contact the UCD University Secretariat

Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 (1) 716 1279 (general enquiries) | E: univsec@ucd.ie