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Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity are at the heart of Jesus College's ethos and academic mission.

We welcome diversity among our applicants, students, staff, and visitors, recognising the contributions to the achievement of the College’s objectives which can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

We aim to provide an inclusive environment which promotes equality, values diversity and in which the rights and dignity of all our students and staff are respected. The College works to remove any barriers which might deter anyone of the highest potential and ability from applying to the College, either as a student or staff member.

This section gives you more information on our E&D news and events, governance and policies, and further resources.



Governance and Policy

Jesus College has an E&D Committee which delivers our E&D Strategy and Annual Action Plan. This Committee is chaired by the E&D Fellow, Professor Stuart White.

Read our E&D Policy

University Resources

The University of Oxford has many groups, societies and networks that aim to provide a warm welcome and support for both staff, and new and returning students.

Find out more

College E&D Events

Every October we celebrate Black History Month, with a full programme of activities that include interviews, articles and events. Click on the link to find out more.

In June 2020, we hosted an online discussion called Forum on Race and Education as part of a new series devised by members of our community called What Really Matters. Bringing together eminent speakers from a range of backgrounds, the discussion covered the role of education in bringing about societal change in the UK; anti-racism in the context of white privilege, and what needs to happen now to bring about racial equality? The black experience participants gave moving personal testimonies of their journeys, and the online audience were able to ask questions.

Additional information 

Read statement from Oxford College heads on racial intolerance here