Our Culture and Values

The Dunn School is a friendly and collegiate place to study and work. Our ambition is to create an inclusive environment where diversity in all its forms is celebrated and everyone is able to reach their full potential.

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We believe that the best science happens when everyone is respected and supported; and their achievements are valued and celebrated. We place a particular focus on wellbeing initiatives and have a zero tolerance to bullying or harassment.  We are aware of our environmental responsibilities, and are at the forefront of the movement to make lab-based research more sustainable.

You can read in more detail in specific pages how we support students and staff. Below we list a variety of groups that lead on specific priorities for the department.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association actively contributes to student life and aims to maintain a social and supportive graduate student community within the department.

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Postdoc and Research Staff Association

The Postdoc and Research Staff Association represents and supports all research staff in the Dunn School. It runs a variety of social and career development events throughout the year.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The EDI Committee brings together representatives from across the whole department to discuss and implement new initiatives that support an inclusive and supportive working environment. The committee includes working groups, such as as the Anti-bullying group and the Athena Swan group.

Find out more about EDI at the Dunn School

Green Group

The Green Group is an award-winning group of volunteers who coordinate departmental efforts to make our research more sustainable. The group has implemented a variety of environmentally-focused projects across all aspects of departmental life, which has led to accreditations with LEAF awards.

Find out more about the Green Group

News team

The News Team brings together a group of Dunn School students and staff interested in improving their writing skills, whether this is academic writing or aimed at a more general audience. The team’s primary responsibility is to write news stories for our website.

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