This theme brings together scholars from across all faculties who critically examine, engage and participate in work relating to social (in)equalities and disadvantaged groups to find solutions through ensuring diversity in our society/organisations. The University of Kent has particular strengths in understanding issues around inequality an intersectional manner – i.e. inequality is multifaceted and compounded through disadvantages due to one’s gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, disability, and age etc. We aim to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and consolidation of knowledge, to enable meaningful public engagement to put the University at the forefront of diversity research and practice. It will expand members’ networks to enhance research impacts and action on both local, national and international levels.