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Faculty of Music


The Faculty of Music is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

Our work is mindful of the Equality Act 2010, which designates nine protected characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. Our work on equality, diversity, and inclusivity is not limited to these areas; in particular we note the issue of economic inequality.

The Faculty’s Equality and Diversity (ED) Committee reports to the Faculty Board of Music and meets termly. It aims to achieve within the Faculty a culture that promotes and values equality, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of Faculty activity, including teaching, learning, examination, research, recruitment, and administration.

The Faculty has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award, and you can see our application and action plan here


Current members of the Equality and Diversity Committee

Dr Peter McMurray (Chair)

Mr Alex Drury (Secretary and Faculty EDI officer)

Dr Min Yen Ong (Faculty EDI officer)

Prof Katharine Ellis

Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Mr David Cotter (Postgraduate Student Rep)

Vacant (UG Student Rep)


If you are a member of the Faculty seeking advice or support, you are encouraged to contact our EDI Officers, Alex Drury ( or Min Yen Ong ( or any other member of the Committee if you prefer.