Imperial is committed to ensuring a positive environment for staff and students from all backgrounds, ages, disabilities, sexual orientations, caring status and more. We use Diverse@Imperial to recognise and celebrate the diversity of our community. We also acknowledge the barriers that remain to increasing diversity and inclusion, and the actions that we can all take to address these challenges.

Meet some of Imperial's diverse community

Diverse@Imperial 2018

For the week 29 January to 2 February, an exhibition in the College Main Entrance showcased staff and students alongside information about the College's work on equality, diversity and inclusion.  We also celebrated on social media #DiverseImperial. You can explore some of the Diverse@Imperial profiles online or download a version of the Diverse@Imperial 2018 Exhibition (pdf).

In 2018 we highlighted a recent College initiative - Active Bystander training. Volunteers ran a lunch-time stall throughout the Week to explain what Active Bystander is all about and encourage people to sign up.

Dr Nike Folayan, UK Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, discussed what diversity and the drive towards a more inclusive STEM workforce really mean

A Sense of Belonging in Engineering

Dr Nike Folayan, charted engineering consultant

Nike is also the Chair of the UK Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, and during her lecture for Diverse@Imperial 2018 (Imperial log in required to watch) she discussed 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.

Dr Mark Richards gives a talk 'Working with Waves' to schoolchildren

Working with Waves!

Dr Mark Richards, Department of Physics

For Diverse@Imperial 2018 we organised an outreach event for children from local schools. Volunteers from across the College ran interactive stalls showcasing the diversity of research and researchers. The highlight of the day was a talk from Dr Mark Richards called 'Working with Waves!', which you can watch online (Imperial log in required).

Diverse@Imperial 2017

2017 Diverse@Imperial showcased the College’s diverse community and the talent within it. The week featured an exhibition of our staff in the College’s main entrance and two key events, videos of which you can watch below. 

Video of Diverse@Imperial 2017 diversity panel

Celebrating our Diversity

Panel chair Nina Nannar, ITN News journalist

For Diverse@Imperial 2017 we heard the experiences of Imperial staff during a discussion panel featuring:

Professor Shiranee Sriskandan, Department of Medicine

Professor Sara Rankin, National Heart & Lung Institute

Dr Liz Elvidge, Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre

Dr Joao Cabral, Department of chemical Engineering

Dr Mark Richards, Department of Physics

Simone Buitendijk delivers lecture for Diverse@Imperial 2017

Gendered Research and Inclusive Innovation

Professor Simone Buitendjik, Vice Provost (Education)

For Diverse@Imperial 2017 Simone challenged us to think about diversity and inclusion in relation to our research.