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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We welcome you to the Department's EDI page. Our Department is committed to promoting the value of different identities and creating an organisational culture that is respectful and inclusive.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are all terms with an array of definitions and are understood differently by different people. The definitions below are based on the definitions used in the UCL ED&I Plan:

Equity: Both equality and equity promote fairness, but equity achieves this by treating people differently based on their need. 
Inclusion: Inclusion is being attentive to the impact of social identities and putting the most disadvantaged members of our community at the centre of design and planning. What works for these groups will automatically benefit everyone. Inclusion celebrates 'difference' and values it as an asset, but it can require more thought, time, and resources to meaningfully accommodate it.