UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology aims to be an inclusive and supportive workplace that nurtures staff and students to reach their full potential.

Our guiding values are central to all the work we do:

our values

Our objectives:

  • To identify and remove systemic and cultural barriers for career progression at IoN.
  • To implement change and increase representation at all levels of the IoN - particularly at the most senior levels, where women and minorities are underrepresented.
  • To give a voice to all and champions for the underrepresented.
  • Be an active voice of dissent against bullying and harassment of students and staff. 
  • Raise awareness and lobby to achieve fairness and equity of opportunities for all. 
  • To ensure all of our initiatives cover academic and professional & technical support staff employed at the IoN.
  • To ensure we amplify all voices and concerns.


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ION EDI Committee and Governance

Meet the Committee members and learn more about our work


Our EDI strategic priorities and achievements

Learn about the past, current and future initiatives at the IoN. Learn about the impact of our work. 

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Gender equity and Athena Swan

The Institute is strongly committed to the Athena Swan scheme and to progress gender equality, and are proud holders an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 

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Support for parents and carers

Parental policies, practices & resources, including IoN Pregnancy and Parental Leave Handbook, IoN Maternity Room, and Maternity/Paternity Champions.


Mentoring at the IoN

Mentoring is a crucial part of supporting career progression and we are dedicated to trying to find an appropriate mentor for any person who requests one at IoN. Find out more about our mentoring schemes. 

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Building your career

The IoN is committed to promote and support the career progression for all staff and students. Find out more about opportunities and resources available at the Institute.

Report and support

Challenging bullying, harassment, victimisation and intimidation

The Institute fosters a positive cultural climate where all staff and students can flourish and be their authentic selves. Find what support is available in case of bullying and harassment, and what options you have to report these incidents. 

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Mental Heath and Wellbeing

We are working to make UCL a happy and healthy place to be for the whole UCL community. We offer a range of resources to support your mental and physical wellbeing.

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Role Models at IoN

A space to celebrate the colleagues, students and alumni that inspire us. 


Links and resources

Find information about equality, diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives at UCL and beyond. Find information available about funding opportunities for underrepresented minorities in STEMM.