Past talks and lectures at Imperial

Tech and Entrepreneurship: Leading for Growth

Imperial 600, our staff LGBTQ+ network, welcomed Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić for the College's final showcase event for LGBT History Month 2020.

Prime Minister Brnabić discusses her pathway to leadership, her work on entrepreneurship and technology, and the opportunities for trade and investment in Serbia.

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić talks about leadership

Tech and Entrepreneurship: Leading for Growth

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić talks about leadership and entrepreneurship

Imperial 600, our staff LGBTQ+ network, welcomed Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić for the College's final showcase event for LGBT History Month 2020.

Prime Minister Brnabić discusses her pathway to leadership, her work on entrepreneurship and technology, and the opportunities for trade and investment in Serbia.

Discussion of gender equality in academia

The state of, and prospects for, gender equality in academia

Reflection on progress made and challenges ahead

For Women@Imperial Week 2020, Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost (Education), and Professor Mark Burgman, Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy, reflect on the state of gender equality here at Imperial and elsewhere in higher education. Drawing on evidence and personal experience, they discuss progress made and the challenges ahead.

Dr Ben Britton explores the challenges facing LGBTQ+ people

No sexuality please, we're scientists

Dr Ben Britton explores the challenges facing LGBTQ+ people in STEM

Dr Ben Britton is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial and a Trustee of the charity Pride in STEM

In this video Ben explores the challenges facing LGBTQ+ people in STEM, recent research on the experiences of LGBTQ+ people working in STEM, and initiatives to make science spaces more inclusive of LGBTQ+ people.

3 speakers discuss celebrating and supporting diversity

2019 NHLI Athena SWAN Lecture

How should we celebrate and support diversity in STEM? A younger perspective

In 2019 for their annual Athena SWAN Lecture, NHLI invited a panel of young speakers to give a different perspective on how we should celebrate and support diversity in STEM.

The video features Dr Jess Wade (Department of Physics), Dr Faith Uwadiae (Francis Crick Institute), and Siena Castellon (founder of Quantum Leap Mentoring). 

Chi Onwurah, MP, argues diversity as an economic imperative

The Importance of Diversity in STEM

Chi Onwurah, MP, argues the importance of diversity as an economic imperative

For Black History Month 2018 Imperial invited Chi Onwurah MP (Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM) to talk to the College. 

Chi reflects on her own experiences of studying and working in STEM and what universities need to do. She talks about the importance of diversity as an economic imperative and focuses on the need for systematic change.

Londa Schiebinge talks about integrating gender in research

Gendered Innovations in STEM

Professor Londa Schiebinge talks about the importance of integrating gender analysis in research

For Women@Imperial Week 2018 Professor Londa Schiebinge, University of Stanford, discusses the importance of integrating gender analysis to achieve excellence in science and technology research. 

More information Professor Schiebinge and her work can be found on the Gendered Innovations website.

Nike discusses diversity and more inclusive STEMM workforce

A Sense of Belonging in Engineering

Dr Nike Folayan discusses diversity and the drive towards a more inclusive STEM workforce

Dr Nike Folayan is a charted engineering consultant and the Chair of the UK Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers.

As part of Diverse@Imperial 2018, Nike discusses what diversity and the drive towards a more inclusive STEM workforce really mean, with a particular focus on the importance of diversity and inclusion in engineering.

2017 International Women's Day Lecture

One Size Does Not Fit All

Leyla Okhai discuses how organisations and individuals can take steps for positive change

For the 2017 Department of Life Sciences International Women's Day Lecture, Leyla Okhai, Head of the College's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre, discusses how one size does not fit all, and how we can all take responsibility for positive change. 

Imperial staff share their experiences

Diverse@Imperial 2017 panel discussion

Staff share their experiences as Imperial celebrates it's diversity in 2017

For Diverse@Imperial 2017 a panel of staff share some of their life stories and their experiences of working at Imperial. They reflect on diversity in STEMM and in universities. 

Hear from our Imperial community

Less talk more action: Black History Month 2020

As part of our work to mark Black History Month 2020, the we spoke to members of the Imperial community about why the Month is important, what changes we as an institution need to make, and their vision of a bright future.

Black staff and students talk about Black History Month

Less talk more action: Black History Month 2020

Staff and students share their thoughts as part of Black History Month

As part of our work to mark Black History Month 2020, the we spoke to members of the Imperial community about why the Month is important, what changes we as an institution need to make, and their vision of a bright future.

Imperial is an official supporter of LGBT STEM Day

LGBT STEM Day

LGBT+ staff at Imperial share their experiences and role models

Imperial is proud to be an official supporter of LGBT STEM Day

To mark the occasion, the College Comms team worked with Imperial 600, our College LGBTQ+ network, and asked six researchers to share their experiences working in academia and to speak about their role models. 

A video series exploring BAME experiences at Imperial

Belonging: Exploring the BAME experience

A video series exploring BAME experiences at Imperial

From Imperial As One, our staff BAME network, Belonging is a series of candid interviews with BAME students, academics and professionals sharing their experiences and insights in finding their sense of belonging.

In this video, the first of the series, Dr Wayne Mitchell talks to Aisha Rimi, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Imperial College Union.

Imperial staff share their experiences of mental health

Good days and difficult days

Imperial staff share their personal experiences of mental health and work

Launched during Disability History Month 2018, in this video four members of Imperial staff discuss their experiences of mental health conditions. 

Mental health is as important as your physical health. If you are looking for support, then staff can find information on the College's Health and wellbeing pages, and students can find out more through the Student Support Zone.

Promotional video of Calibre development programme

Development programme for disabled staff

Find out more about Calibre from people who have attended the programme

At Imperial we offer a range of training and development for staff. The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC) delivers the Calibre development programme for disabled staff. 

In this video previous Calibre delegates talk about their experiences and what they think of the programme.

Promotional video of IMPACT BAME development programme

BAME staff development programme

Learn about IMPACT from those who have completed the programme

As part of the range of development and training in College, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC) runs the IMPACT development programme aimed at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff.

Find out more about the programme in this video with people who have attended IMPACT.