UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, from our strategy to our practice.
 Best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education institutions are as much a case of advancing science and education as they are about social justice.  I am committed to help our MAPS Faculty and all its departments and institutes to be not only more diverse but, above all, inclusive. I believe that bolder measures to understand and confront our systemic and individual biases against gender and ethnicity are needed, if we are to retain and attract the talent that makes UCL MAPS thrive and excel.” - Prof Alexandra Olaya-Castro, Past Vice-Dean (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) in MAPS. 
Our understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Ensuring fairness must be at the core of the work, research and study experiences in higher education and society.

Strategic Plan

Strategic plan 2019-2022

We aim to ensure a culture of inclusivity, collaboration and mutual respect.



Staff from across the Faculty taking forward the EDI strategic plan's aims and its goals.

We aim to understand and challenge the systemic and structural biases, inequities and injustices that affect and disadvantage members of our student and staff body.

Our work on Race Equity

We aim to understand and challenge the systemic and structural biases, inequities and injustices.

Unacceptable behaviours: taking collective responsibility

Challenging unacceptable behaviours

We must come together to prevent, challenge and address unacceptable behaviours, and ensure safe and nurturing environments for everyone in our departments and institutes across UCL.

Funding Opportunities

EDI Funding Opportunities

We are relaunching MAPS EDI Funding Call “Take bold action for inclusion.” 

Caring Fund

MAPS Caring fund

As part of the MAPS EDI strategic plan for the period 2019-2022, the faculty is relaunching the MAPS Caring Fund.

Athena SWAN

UCL Policies and Guidance

EDI-related policies and guidance, as well as support networks for staff and students.