The shortlist for UCL's Inclusion Awards 2021 has been announced.
Almost 100 nominations were received for UCL’s annual Inclusion Awards, which recognise work or contributions that individuals or teams make to progressing equality, diversity, or inclusion practice within the institution.
There are 6 different award categories, covering a variety of areas and enabling both staff and students to be nominated. From these nominations, the panel have chosen 3 people / teams (where possible) to be shortlisted for each category, with a winner selected from this shortlist.
A special award, chosen by the Pro Provost (Equity & Inclusion) for Inspirational Engagement will be announced at the ceremony.
The following staff and students have been shortlisted:
- Provost’s award for Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (staff only)
This award recognises an individual or team’s effort to embed EDI into mainstream work through their approach and undertaking of tasks, be it day-to-day tasks or larger projects.
- Anna Cox - Division of Psychology & Lang Sciences, Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Elizabeth Lomas - Department of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
- Xine Yao - Department of English Language & Literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
- Sarah Guise award for Catalyst for Change (staff and students)
This award recognises a person or a team doing things differently by incorporating EDI values into the way they work, resulting in a positive shift in UCL culture.
- Cathy Elliott and Julie Norman - Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social & Historical Science
- Library Services EDI Committee - Library Services, Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement)
- Michael Sulu - Department of Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science
- Simi Sule - UCL Medical School, Faculty of Medical Sciences
- Sheena Visram - Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering Sciences
- Sarah Wong - UCL Medical School, Faculty of Medical Sciences
- Sir Stephen Wall award: Inspiring Role Model (staff and students)
This award recognises a person who has taken the opportunity to engage with members of our community, speaking openly about their personal experiences in a visible forum that encourages and champions diversity and inclusion in a way that our students and staff can relate to.
- Vasileios Charitopoulos - Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences
- Sarabajaya Kumar - Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences
- Diana Sefic Svara - Institute of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Ramota Adelakun - Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences
- Mar Estarellas Garcia - Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering Sciences
- Morgan Palton - UCL Cancer Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences
- Embedding Accessibility award (staff only)
This award recognises an individual or team’s effort to embed accessibility into mainstream work, in so doing delivering a more inclusive experience for disabled students and/or disabled staff.
- Pip Jackson - Estates Division, Professional Services Division
- ELIEZ Team (Bhavna Malkani, Jonathan Grinbaud, Andrew Huddart) - Innovation & Enterprise, Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement)
- Manjula Patrick - Division of Psychology & Lang Sciences, Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Departmental Award for EDI Excellence
This award recognises a UCL department or division (including PS) that has demonstrated the most EDI commitment and impact over the past year
- Development Planning Unit, The Bartlett
- Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences
- Chemistry Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
- Staff equality network member of the year (staff only)
This award recognises an individual for their voluntary contribution to a staff equality network, recognising impactful activities and commitment to EDI
- Noel Caliste - Library Services, Office of the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement)
- Temoor Raja - Student and Registry Services, Professional Services Division
- Pro-Provost (Equity and Inclusion) Award for Inspirational Engagement
The winner of this award is chosen by the Pro-Provost (Equity & Inclusion), to honour a member of staff who has contributed exceptionally to EDI last year, influencing senior staff and advancing outcomes for EDI communities. The winner will be announced by the Pro-Provost (Equity & Inclusion) at the ceremony.
Winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 15 July, 12-1.30pm.