Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UCD during the COVID-19 Pandemic – University College Dublin (IE)

In addressing the difficulties associated with COVID-19, the UCD generated a webpage in order to assess the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic aimed at encouraging management and the wider university community to take these challenges seriously and to address them within their areas of responsibility. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion department (EDI) has a variety of initiatives building on their Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy to include COVID-19. In addition, a webpage with new information, relevant links and support, as they become available for students and staff, is maintained and employee networks, support panels, a dedicated carers webpage, career guidance and support documents, a race and ethnic equality working group, the EDI E-Learning Programme, awareness-raising about unconscious bias as well as an EDI blog have been developed.