Institute of Archaeology


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

At the UCL Institute of Archaeology, we are committed to inclusivity and access for everyone, and to bringing staff and students together in open discussion about the issues that matter the most to them. We actively focus on building a community that includes minoritised people as educators, students, and intellectual partners. We believe in a global archaeology that critically engages with the difficult legacies of our field, centres people and places once pushed to the margins, and actively debates our discipline's role in, and obligations, to the world today.

The Institute aims to create a supportive, welcoming environment that is fair, open to all, and free of bias, discrimination, prejudice and intolerance. These values underpin our commitment to our Student-Staff consultative committee, our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Forum, our adherence to a fieldwork code of conduct, and our institutional EDI ‘action plan’. Whether you’re thinking of applying to Archaeology as an undergraduate or postgraduate, or whether you’ve just joined or are an existing student or staff member, these pages will help you access resources you might need whilst studying or working with us.

We are keen to learn from our students and staff, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions on how to make the department more inclusive. Should you feel you have encountered, or been subject to, an instance of sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia or prejudice against your religious belief; or if you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability or sexual, ethnic or social identity, please contact us or the relevant UCL contacts in the pages below. The Institute's EDI representative is Charlotte Frearson (c.frearson@ucl.ac.uk).