Race equality at Imperial
We are a university committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. I am determined to not just talk about solidarity, but to listen to all members of our community so that we are better placed to enact change. We all have the responsibility and opportunity to contribute our excellence toward addressing racial inequality and injustice."
Professor Alice Gast
President of Imperial College London
We have pledged to tackle racial inequality and injustice wherever we can and to take active steps to foster an antiracist culture in our own community.
Central to this is identifying the barriers that stand in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and students and to help improve their representation, progression and success.
Imperial has a number of initiatives to support its BAME community and to drive racial equality, which you can explore below.
This work forms part of our wider Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Race equality initiatives at Imperial
How to be a white ally
These suggestions help understand what it means to be a white ally and give examples of positive actions to combat racism.
Although they focus on ways to support our Black colleagues and students, they can by used by anyone to help support all people of colour within the Imperial community.
Scholarships for Black students
The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students was established to improve access and opportunity for Black students at Imperial.
The Lara & Biodun Olanrewaju Scholarship supports Black undergraduate students of exceptional academic merit in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.