UCL believes that universities seek to generate and apply knowledge in order to transform society. Men are no better than women in doing this. Yet at UCL, as at other universities, the number of women pursuing academic and clinical academic careers declines with seniority. For example, at UCL the proportion of female professors is 22.1%.
UCL has a long history of being at the
forefront of equality. It was founded on ideas that were radical at the time
and we have never wavered in our ambition to be loyal to our founding ethos of
egalitarianism and inclusivity. UCL’s goal is to achieve a 50:50 split in the
proportion of women and men in senior roles.
The Academic Careers Office therefore seeks to take positive action to achieve this goal by encouraging and supporting women in their academic and clinical academic careers.