If you are interesting in finding out more about equality, diversity or inclusion (EDI), there are a number of external websites which might be of help.
Advance HE (formerly known as the Equality Challenge Unit, or ECU) works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education. They provide a central resource of advice and guidance for the sector, on topics such as:
- Equality legislation
- Creating an inclusive environment
- Student recruitment, retention and attainment
- Staff employment and career development
- Using data and evidence
Imperial as an institution is a paid subscriber to Advance HE. That means that you can access their resources by creating an account on their website using your Imperial email address. They have over 8,000 resources in their Knowledge Hub.
Learned and Professional Societies
The Royal Society has produced a number of reports and publications as part of its commitment to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Other societies may have information about their own EDI efforts, networks in their disciplines, or funding. For example:
- The Academy of Medical Sciences EDI work
- The Royal Academy of Engineering diversity and inclusion programme
- The Royal Society of Chemistry Inclusion and Diversity Fund
- The Institute of Physics diversity activities
- The Institution of Mechanical Engineering's Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG) is a network for anyone interested in advancing race equality in higher education.
The Women’s Engineering Society is a professional network for women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.
There is a national LGBT+ Network of Networks in Higher Education.