Governance and compliance


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Terms of Reference

Information regarding the UCL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee's formal powers and responsibilities.

Subject to any particular direction that may from time to time be given by the University Management Committee (UMC), the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is charged by the UMC:

  1. To develop and monitor the implementation of UCL’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and associated action plan; and develop and monitor institutional objectives in accordance with the Public Sector Equality Duty; 
  2. To commission and receive reports, policies, procedures and impact assessments to ensure that equality and diversity are integral to the learning, research, 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 equality, diversity and inclusion key performance indicators; 
  4. To make recommendations to relevant postholders, departments, faculties, committees and professional service divisions on action to be taken to address issues of underrepresentation and inequality at UCL;
  5. To guide the university’s approach to relevant charter mark activities and to co-ordinate and monitor such submissions and accompanying action plans to external bodies (e.g. Athena SWAN, the Race Equality Charter Mark);
  6. To provide a forum for consultation and discussion of issues raised by UCL’s Equality Networks; 
  7. To submit to the People Committee of Council annually (or at such frequency as the People Committee may direct) a written report of activities and developments within the purview of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee;
  8. To refer matters to the UMC where they impact on the responsibility of other UMC committees or where the chair considers the decision is of strategic importance;
  9. To recommend any major decisions relating to equality, diversity and inclusion to the UMC.