Equality, Diversity and Culture
We will provide a supportive environment that enables our staff and students to succeed individually and collectively in delivering outstanding research and education.
Imperial is one of the UK's most international universities. Imperial’s global collaborations, discoveries and networks are transforming lives and creating opportunity in the UK and around the world. As a world-leading department, the Department of Materials relies on being able to attract, support and retain the very best staff and students. We value and celebrate this diversity in our workforce as a key strength, and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where every individual can reach their full potential. Our code of conduct outlines the standard of behaviour that all staff are expected to champion. Active Bystander and Unconscious Bias training have been introduced for all staff and students during induction.
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.
We welcome questions, feedback and ideas to the EDC committee, please send an email to the 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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Dr Andrew Carins has introduced rainbow lanyards in the Department to support our LGBTQ+ community.
We are calling on everyone to share their views on Imperial’s history and legacy to help consider how we might acknowledge our past and build a more inclusive community from it.
From January 2021, Naomi Jackson-Macfarlane is available to provide confidential support for BAME students across the Faculty of Engineering. To book, please email Naomi at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our blog post for LGBT+ STEM Day, Dr Ben Britton shares more about LGBT+ STEM Day, his research and how simple acts from everyone can go a long way.