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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the ethos of UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences.

UCL aims to foster a positive cultural climate where all staff and students can flourish and be their authentic selves. The Dignity at Work policy and support provision protects staff from unacceptable behaviour.

Below are just a selection of the equalities and diversity initiatives we have in place to achieve our goals. 

Black and minority ethnic (BME) staff 

UCL was one of the first universities in the UK to receive a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award in January 2016 in recognition of its efforts to understand and address racial inequality in Higher Education.  

BME staff can access many resources and support at UCL.

Deaf staff and staff with disabilities

UCL staff who are D/deaf or have a disability can access to comprehensive support in the workplace. Choose a link below to find out more:

LGBTQ+ staff

LGBTQ+ staff at UCL can have access to a range of support and resources. 

UCL was the first university to join Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champions programme in 2014.

Zero tolerance of sexual harassment

Last year UCL began working with the Students’ Union on their Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment campaign. All Divisions and Institutes in the Faculty of Brain Sciences signed this pledge which aims to eliminate sexual harassment at UCL through training, education, and awareness.  We all have a responsibility to make our University a safe space for all students and staff.

Women at UCL

Athena Swan

UCL is the proud owner of a Silver Athena SWAN award for its efforts to tackle gender inequality in Higher Education. The Faculty of Brain Sciences's six Institutes and Divisions have each earned their own individual awards. Read more on their own webpages:

    Silver Award

    Bronze Award

    Find out more about Athena SWAN:

    Maternity support at UCL

    Find out information about policies and support for new and expectant mothers at the UCL HR website. 

    Networks and groups

    Religion and belief equality

    UCL has comprehensive policies to ensure that all students and staff practising religions at UCL are treated with respect.