Imperial As One
Launched in 2005, Imperial As One (IAO) is an advisory group made up of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff. This group helps set priorities and advises the College, particularly by examining custom and practice, the traditions of the College, and identifying how these impact on staff. Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost (Education), is the Executive Sponsor of IAO.
Imperial As One works to support and promote an inclusive workplace culture of respect, opportunity, unity, transparency and equality, and will continually tackle and manage issues of racism, discrimination, fear and prejudice. This was recognised in 2008 with IAO winning the Rector’s Award for Equality Excellence.
How to join Imperial as One
To subscribe to the Imperial As One mailing list, please enter your Imperial email address on this web page. You will receive a message asking you to confirm your subscription (please check your spam box just in case).
If you would like to get more involved with the group, please contact one of Committee members listed below or email Imperial-As-One.
Imperial As One Committee
- Poh-Leng Devare, Co-Chair
- Des Samuel, Co-Chair
- Sarah Essilfie-Quaye, Communications and Events
- Red Elmahdi, Education Events
Call for Volunteers
Celebrate Black History Month by sharing a story about someone or something that inspires you.
As part of the month, we aim to create a digital exhibition showcasing the stories and inspirations of Imperial staff and students from across the College.
We've set up a short form with a few questions to help you get you started.
What inspires you? Who would you like to celebrate this October?