Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee reports to Academic Committee


Professor Graham Hart

Who to contact

Ms Rachel Port

for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence
020 3108 8211


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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Constitution and Membership for 2016-17

Number in brackets to the right-hand side of a committee member’s name indicates length of continuous service in years, up to and including the 2015-16 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for observers.

Ex Officio

Vice- Provost (Education and Student Affairs) Professor Anthony Smith
Age Equality Champion Professor Nick Tyler
Disability Equality Champion Mr Rex Knight
Co-Chairs, Race Equality Steering Group Ms Marcia Jacks
Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu
Co-Chairs, 50:50 Gender Group Professor Annette Dolphin
Co-Chairs, LGBT Group Ms Fiona Addison
Mr Sandy Kutty
Co-Chairs, Staff Disability Forum
Ms Nicola Best
Professor Steve Perkins
Director of Access and Admissions Ms Bella Malins
Executive Director of Human Resources Ms Fiona Ryland
Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Ms Sarah Guise
Race, Religion and Belief Equality Champion To be notified
Registrar (or nominee) Ms Wendy Appleby


Two members with relevant expertise, appointed annually

  • To be confirmed


A Dean, nominated by the President and Provost (Chair)

  • Professor Graham Hart (3)

Two UCLU Sabbatical Officers, nominated by UCLU

  • Ms Sayeeda Ali
  • Ms Sam Nicholson
Secretary Ms Rachel Port

Terms of Reference

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by Council or Academic Committee, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is charged by Council:

1. To monitor the implementation of UCL’s Equalities and Diversity Strategy and associated action plan.

2. To commission and receive reports, policies and procedures to ensure that equalities and diversity are integral to the learning, working and social environment of UCL, and to approve or recommend for approval by the appropriate UCL committees such policies and procedures.

3. To monitor equalities and diversity key performance indicators in accordance with the annual reporting requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

4. To review key Equality Impact Assessments and advise on mitigating actions to reduce inequalities at UCL.

5. To make recommendations to relevant individuals, departments or faculties on action to be taken to address any issues of underrepresentation at UCL.

6. To provide a forum for consultation and discussion of issues raised by UCL’s Equality Groups.

7. To receive the Minutes of Working Groups etc that are charged to report to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

8. To submit to Council annually (or at such frequency as Council may direct) via Academic Committee a written report of recent activities and developments within the purview of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

9. To report to Academic Committee by submission to Academic Committee officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Meeting Dates 2016-17

  • Monday 21 November 2016, 3.30pm

  • Tuesday 6 June 2017, 12 noon