By promoting equality and diversity in Lincoln, we further community wellbeing, individual experiences and academic excellence; respecting our past and traditions, while looking forward constructively.
Oxford strives for excellence in both academic and community development and has accordingly increased its focus on equality and diversity in recent years. Many groups within our community hold characteristics that merit specific attention, representation or protection because of specific needs or past disenfranchisement. These include, but are not limited to: age, gender, race or ethnicity, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The role of Equality and Diversity Representative was introduced into the Lincoln MCR Constitution in 2014 and first filled in 2015. This year, the role is shared by two co-representatives in an effort to expand its reach further. We hope our own diversity of experiences will help us serve the MCR community more effectively and ensure that every student feels included, represented and celebrated. Toward these aims, we plan on surveying the MCR community about their experiences of diversity and related concerns; raising awareness of each other’s cultures and histories through speaker events, informal discussions and other educational means.