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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

Prof. Katharine Ellis (Chair)

Mrs Jennifer Goodwin (Secretary)

Dr Ewan Campbell

Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Prof. Bettina Varwig

Dr Stephen Wilford

Mr Nick Ong (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 Jennifer Goodwin (, Katharine Ellis ( and Alisha Jones ( or any other member of the Committee if you prefer.