We are developing a range of resources to help staff and students better understand issues, best practice and what they can do to support equality, diversity and inclusion.

Talks and lectures at Imperial

No sexuality please, we're scientists

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.

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.

Imperial staff share their experiences

Diverse@Imperial 2017 panel discussion

Imperial staff share their experiences for Diverse@Imperial

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. 

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. 

Hear from our Imperial community

LGBT STEM Day

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. 

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. 

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 the Calibre programme from people who have attended

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.