Human Rights Equality Diversity & Inclusion Mainstreaming Strategy 2023 - 2027

The University of Limerick Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in 2023 - 2027 builds on our Equality & Human Rights strategy (2019- 2022) and establishes the ambition and approach of University of Limerick to implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty from 2023 to 2027.

It forms part of a dual approach to equality and human rights in the university, combining a mainstreaming of and a targeting of equality and human rights objectives.

It stands alongside a range of ground-specific targeted action plans, currently those addressing the grounds of gender and race, assist in driving their implementation and offers a coherence of direction across these diverse plans.

Our Values

University of Limerick is committed to continuing to integrate and mainstream Human Rights Equality Diversity and Inclusion (HREDI) into our structures, actions and culture and to committing resources to the implementation of our strategy.

Our core values are inclusivity and diversity as highlighted in our strategic plan UL@50 and expanded on in our HREDI strategy to include

  • Social Justice
  • Empowerment
  • Inclusivity
  • Agency
  • Respect.

Equality & Diversity Policy 

The current Equality and Diversity Policy was reviewed in April 2022 and is being updated to incorporate the latest recommendations and best practice. These include

Human Rights Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

As set out under our four key pillars committee leads are members of the HREDI Committee, which is co-chaired by the Provost/Deputy President and the HREDI Director.

The HREDI Committee reports directly to Executive Committee in line with all other key institution committees.

This ensures the exceptional work being undertaken across UL is captured and involves key senior decision-makers

Visual representation of the HR-EDI core pillars and reporting structure