Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Athena Swan, Bullying and Harassment, Disability and Mental Health
Department of Brain Sciences LGBTQ+ Allies Network
Our LGBTQ+ champion, Alexi Nott, has launched an Allies Network to promote LGBTQ+ visibility in the Department and provide a bridge with the wider LGBTQ+ STEM community.
If you are interested in joining the network or contributing to its initiatives, please get in touch with Alexi (email@example.com)
Disability History Month 2022
The Theme for 2022 is “Disability, Health and Well Being"
Disability History Month (DHM) runs from 16 November to 16 December this year. Disability History Month is supported by a wide range of disability groups, unions and voluntary organisations, and aims to promote disabled people's rights and their struggle for equality now and in the past.
Read more about the events taking place across the College and find links to useful resources on disability, health and wellbeing on the Disability History Month webpage.
Faith, LGBTQ+, Race Equality
Shifting the Lens returns for its third year!
Shifting the Lens is a series celebrating staff and students from ethnic minority backgrounds at Imperial.
Staff and students from across the College have opened up about their culture and heritage, giving an insight into their lives outside of the College and sharing their views on the different ways Imperial can create a more inclusive environment.
Black in Neuro week 2022
Our annual Black In Neuro Week is a free, virtual conference occurring at the end of July each year. This year's events include an Australian-based keynote speaker, a #Neuroracism journal club, one-on-one chats with graduates from historically Black universities, and panels on neuroscience careers beyond academia!
It's a great way to support research being conducted by Black scientists, learn about issues faced by Black and other marginalized communities, and grow your own network.
The link for free registration and more details can be found on the Black in Neuro website.
Black In Neuro is an international non-profit organization that aims to diversify the neurosciences by building a community that celebrates and empowers Black scholars and professionals in neuroscience-related fields.
mental wellbeing, parenting, committee
Mental health explainer videos
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was recently awarded EDI seed funding to produce explainer videos about mental health. The project, led by Dr Antonis Sergis, Lecturer, and Sophia Quazi, EDI Coordinator, aims to break down the stigma of the common mental health issues faced by students and ensure awareness of the ways they can receive support.
Imperial Zero Pollution Vision
At Imperial, our vision is to realise a sustainable, zero pollution future. As one of the world’s top universities, Imperial College London has the power to help make that vision a reality.
Safeguarding our planet and the health of future generations requires us to look not just at a single problem, but at the big picture. That’s why we go beyond carbon to consider human-made pollution in all its forms – from oil spills and ocean plastic to toxic air and heavy metals accumulating in our environment.
Ending human-made pollution cannot be achieved in siloes. We advocate for a holistic, joined-up, collaborative approach to the problem globally, and embody this in our own operations too.