Office of the President and Provost (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)


Inclusion Awards FAQs

Who is eligible for a UCL Inclusion Award?

Any UCL member of staff or team can be nominated to receive an award.

There are no restrictions on who can nominate within the UCL community, but they should be able to explain why the individual or team deserves the recognition.

N.B. Members from the central Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team cannot be nominated.

What are the categories of award?

There are 3 Inclusion Awards available for individuals or teams deemed by the Inclusion Awards Panel to be exceptional.   

Provost’s award for Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): This award recognises an individual’s or team’s effort to embed EDI into mainstream work; through their approach and undertaking of all tasks, be it day-to-day tasks or larger projects.

Sir Stephen Wall award - Inspiring Role Model: this award is for a person who has taken the opportunity to engage with staff, speaking openly about their personal experiences in a visible forum that encourages and champions diversity and inclusion in a way that new and existing staff can relate to

Sarah Guise award for Catalyst for Change: an award for a person or a team doing things differently by incorporating EDI values into the way they work resulting in a positive shift in organisational culture

A fourth prize will be awarded by the EDI Team to a UCL Student who has shown the strongest commitment to a culture change towards race equality, in the last two years.

What are the criteria for awards?

In assessing nominations, the panel will consider nominee’s or team’s career stage(s), role(s), grade(s) and seniority. 

We recognise that individuals or teams may have been working on EDI issues for a long time but the assessment period is for the previous academic year (2018/19). This means that when nominating, it is important to highlight and focus on the work and activity that took place in the previous academic year. 

What is the nomination process?

Any member of the UCL community can make a nomination. This includes staff and students.

Nominations need to be submitted to equalities@ucl.ac.uk using the

by 13th December 2019.
How are winners chosen?

Nominations will be considered by the Inclusion Awards Panel drawn from across UCL and externally.

What form do the awards take?

Winners will receive a grant of £2,000 to be spent on furthering EDI activities at UCL.

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 12th February 2020. 

Are PhD students eligible for awards?

PhD students are only eligible for awards if they also holding a teaching contract.