Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in QE-CDT

The QE-CDT at the University of Bristol is committed to training its students to work at the cutting edge of quantum science and technologies through collaboration and teamwork between all QE-CDT members. We firmly believe that the best way to do this is by fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This allows us to achieve and maintain excellence in quantum engineering by developing a community where every student can excel and fulfil their potential.

We are committed to championing EDI within our cohorts and through our public-facing outreach programmes.

My EDI philosophy is simple in principle but challenging in practice: while working to break down systemic barriers that prevent diversity, equity, and inclusion, our goal within the CDT should be to change attitudes and build allies. As such, I firmly believe that we must develop a community that accepts and supports people from all backgrounds. That said, there are some folks who need an extra hand, especially at the PhD stage, due to their socioeconomic status, mental health or cultural background challenges, among others. At the QE-CDT, we try to curate diverse cohorts and, once students are admitted, help them succeed and become well-rounded quantum engineers who are prepared to take the next steps in their career.

Dr Carrie Weidner, Head of ED&I for QECDT
Women in Quantum event
QECDT Students attend Swindon Science Festival
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