Equality, Diversity and Culture
We provide a supportive environment that enables our staff and students to succeed.
As a world-leading department, we rely on being able to attract, support and retain the very best staff and students. We value and celebrate this diversity in our workforce and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where every individual can reach their full potential.
The Department of Materials has held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2010 in recognition of our work to promote gender equality, and this work is now being extended to consider all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) through the Equality, Diversity and Culture (EDC) committee. Our code of conduct outlines the behaviour that all staff and students are expected to champion. Active Bystander and Unconscious Bias training have also been introduced for all staff and students during induction.
As a committee, we welcome questions, feedback and ideas. Please send your thoughts to EDC Committee.
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Materials EDC Committee / Athena SWAN submission
Find out more about the role and remit of the departmental Equality, Diversity and Culture (EDC) Committee
Our Department has been recognised with an Athena SWAN silver award since 2010
Support for Bullying and Harassment
There are a number of ways to take action against discrimination, harassment and bullying.
- Report anonymously via Report and Support. Disclose anonymously or with your details, which will put you in contact with a College advisor.
- Report via the FoE Have Your Say external hotline run by Confidential Care, Imperial's employee assistance provider.
- Contact Harassment Support Contacts at Imperial. HSCs are trained staff volunteers who can be contacted by phone or email.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre
Imperial College London has a dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC). EDIC works to promote and embed all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion throughout Imperial.
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LGBTQ+ rainbow lanyards
Dr Andrew Carins has introduced rainbow lanyards to show solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community.
Black History Month 2021
Lukau Mbolokele shares more about his journey into Materials Science, having pride in your achievements and the importance of diversity in Science.
Department of Materials Carers Fund
The Carers Fund provides staff and PGR students with a grant to contribute towards care-related costs of up to £250 for work-related events.
Take our Microagressions Training Course
Learn how microagressions can have an affect on those around you.
Women @ Imperial Week
Our staff and students share more about their achievements and challenges in 2020 and discuss what Women at Imperial week means to them.
Imperial History Group
Learn how Imperial's History Group are working to build a more inclusive community.
For PRIDE month, Dr Andrew Cairns shares more about his research and the importance of LGBTQ+ role models in STEM.
Support for BAME students in the Faculty of Engineering
Naomi Jackson-Macfarlane is available to provide confidential support for BAME students across the Faculty of Engineering.