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October is Black History Month - an annual event celebrating Black history, arts, and culture. Throughout the month, the College will be hosting a series of events for staff and students as well as the wider public. Find out more about what’s planned for this year's Black History Month

A statement from the CEP community: "As a community, we support peaceful protest and stand together with those who oppose the entrenched racial inequality, indifference and brutality that lie at the heart of deaths in police custody, and those working tirelessly to combat all forms of racism and injustice. We recognise that there is much more work to be done by each of us and that we must use our position and influence to do more. In line with this, we will recognise and oppose oppressive systems which exploit or demean others. We will continue to build a community which supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are fully committed to action that improves equality and tackles any form of discrimination in our institution and our everyday lives." (June 2020)

Taking action against racism - list of resources (compiled by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee and updated regularly)

The Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) at Imperial College London is committed to promoting and championing a university environment where all students, staff and visitors are treated with respect, consideration and courtesy and feel safe and supported.

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The Centre for Environmental Policy was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in October 2019 and is currently working towards attaining its Silver Award. Read our Bronze Athena SWAN application.

Flexible Working at CEP

The Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) recognises the importance of a healthy work/life balance for all staff and strives to provide a supportive working environment that benefits both employees and the Department.

Flexible working is an option open to all staff at CEP and is a way of working that accommodates an employee’s needs. This is available for all staff, including parents and carers. Flexible working can include having flexible start and finish times, working from home, job sharing and other arrangements, and can be designed to suit an individual’s needs.

CEP is committed to equality of opportunity and valuing diversity: we value the positive contribution diversity brings and believe that it is vital to our continued academic excellence. By offering flexible working, we aspire to recruit excellent and diverse staff.

Find out more about Imperial College’s policy on flexible working.

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CEP's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee

Working to ensure the CEP becomes a more equitable, transparent, diverse and inclusive workplace. To that end, the EDI subcommittee will work to achieve Athena Swan accreditation, create and oversee systems for support and development of early career researchers, and develop procedures and materials for sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination.

View the committee members here.