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Working towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

The Equator Project

Equator was a six-month project, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, that developed three evidence-based interventions targeting barriers to ethnic minority participation and retention in geography, Earth and environmental science postgraduate research.

The work was a collaboration between professional bodies, grassroots organisations, academic institutions and the public sector, and brought together students and researchers from both within and outside of academia. The project is now complete, and a range of resources have been created to share transferable insights and recommendations.


  • Equator resources now available

    Ahead of the Natural Environment Research Council Diversity and Inclusion Knowledge Exchange Event, the Equator team have released a variety of resources to share reflections and recommendations from the 2022 project. In the Resources page of the project website you can now find links to: More resources will be added during Autumn 2022. Reflections and […]

  • Equator to present at NERC Diversity & Inclusion Knowledge Exchange event

    On the 21st November 2022, Dr. Natasha Dowey will present findings from the 6-month Equator project at a virtual live event. The UK Natural Environment Research Council is holding a webinar to share and disseminate outcomes, learning and good practice arising from projects funded under the making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive and digital […]