Statement on racism
Our statement on racism
We do not tolerate racism of any kind in our department and actively encourage our members to report any incidents of racism, whether they have experienced it directly or indirectly.
Please be assured that our department stands with all who identify as BAME (Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background) and any reports of racism that are made will be investigated and acted upon.
You can report incidents directly to the Head of Department, Professor Nilay Shah, or anyone else you feel comfortable speaking to.
Students can find support through the Student Wellbeing Advisor (Faith Marsh), their personal tutor, or their course director or supervisor to report incidents. Staff are also encouraged to speak with their line managers. A full list of contacts is provided below.
Alongside the measures Imperial will implement to tackle racial inequality, the Department of Chemical Engineering will be introducing compulsory unconscious bias training for all students and staff.
We understand that we still have work to do to ensure our department and Imperial as a whole is inclusive, and we are committed to ongoing work to achieve this.
Co-signatories and Contacts
- Student Wellbeing Advisor – Faith Marsh
- Mental Health First-Aiders – Bhavna Patel and Susi Underwood
- Head of Department – Professor Nilay Shah
There is also an option to report incidents anonymously to the Department via our online form.