Our commitment to a positive cultural climate where all can flourish.
UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. It was also the first English university to admit women students on equal terms with men. Over half our students are female, we welcome students and staff from over 150 countries, and around 5% of our students declare a disability. In short, it is a diverse and exciting place to study.
Through UCL's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, we are committed to building and nurturing:
" A diverse intellectual community, who are engaged with and changing the world for the better; recognised for our thought leadership and critical thinking; and the catalyst for London to be the world's leading centre of learning, research, innovation and enterprise.
I am delighted to support Friends of Out@UCL, both in a personal capacity, but also on behalf of the UCL Institute of Education. The IOE’s academic mission includes a commitment to social justice and an inclusive community, and we pursue this both through how we act towards each other and also through what we choose to research. I’m proud of the way that we have managed, as a community, to raise the visibility of LGBTQ+ issues in research and professional practice. I have made Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion a central part of my own role, so that I can work as an ally of marginalised and under-represented groups, including the LGBTQ+ community.
- Professor Sue Rogers, Interim Director, UCL Institute of Education