Solent University has partnered with John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, the Southampton UK City of Culture 2025 Trust and organisations from across Southampton to make an Inclusion Pledge. By committing to our pledges together we are unified in our aim to make Southampton an actively Inclusive City.
Across Southampton, organisations have come together to create meaningful and change-making Inclusion Pledges. The pledges have been created from a series of Inclusion Workshops launched early in 2021, by Southampton 2025 Trust with John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton as a response to the wider consultation for the UK City of Culture 2025 bid process.
For our inclusion pledge, Solent has developed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which was created collaboratively with our staff and students, and which outlines the University’s commitment to EDI and brings together key enabling activities to create a coherent direction for the University and commits us to SMART actions.
All participating organisations took away from the process the skills and learnings to begin the development of meaningful pledges to actively promote inclusivity throughout their organisations. Visit www.southampton2025.co.uk for more information about Inclusion Pledges.