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AI for the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER)

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training


The AI4ER CDT is committed to creating and maintaining an environment for work, learning and research that is free from discrimination and is welcoming for all.  We expect all staff and students to treat each other with respect irrespective of race, disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We take a proactive approach to equality, which includes supporting and encouraging all under-represented groups, and promote an inclusive culture that values diversity.

The programme’s Equality, Diversion and Inclusion (ED&I) committee meets regularly to monitor our progress relating to these issues.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are taken very seriously at all levels within the University of Cambridge (UCam) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The University’s Equality and Diversity team, established in 2008, is responsible for supporting policy development and implementation, and engages with all University members, staff and students to promote inclusivity in both the work and study environment. Recent initiatives include: Breaking the Silence to help prevent harassment and sexual misconduct; expansion of childcare provision; and an ongoing project to tackle the gender pay gap at Cambridge. The University Strategy Report for 2016-2021, covers the main objectives and action plan at the university level and also applies to the work of the CDT. 

UCam and BAS have various diversity networks to help uphold equality.  BAS has an active  ED&I network that promotes best practice, raises awareness and represents all protected characteristics, ensuring that everyone has a voice and forum for impact. Within the University, the Cambridge University Student Union  campaigns on behalf of the student body, including the Women’s Campaign; Disabled Students' Campaign; Cambridge Black Postgraduate Society and LGBTQ+ group. All Colleges have their own Equality policies and College Senior Tutors provide guidance and support to students relating to their welfare, including counselling, special needs, disability and race equality. For University staff these include the Women’s Staff Network,  the Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Postdocs of Cambridge Society and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Staff Network. In addition, the University became a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC) in 2016 and received a REC Bronze award in November 2019. It also holds an Athena SWAN silver award at the organisation level for promoting women across all disciplines, with BAS holding a silver award.