Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion
Here you will be able to find information on issues relating to disability gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy, parenting and caring and sexual orientation, and links to other equalities initiatives and support at UCL
- UCL Medical School policy on discrimination and consequences
- 2022-23 UCLMS' Strategic Plan for Misogyny and Gender-Based Violence
UCL African Caribbean Medical Network (ACMN) – Welcome Event
On Thursday 26th October the UCL African Caribbean Medical Network (ACMN) hosted its first event of the year. ACMN’s mission is to connect Black medical students from various years at UCL creating a supportive and inclusive community within medical school.
Our ‘Meet & Greet’ event was incredibly enjoyable. We reconnected with our current members and introduced the freshers to what ACMN is all about. We were honoured to have two ACMN alumni, Ivan and Lauren, who shared their experiences in founding the society, their medical school journeys and post-UCL endeavours.
Following this, we organised a round of speed friending to ensure everyone had a chance to connect following by some competitive rounds of the popular game, Family Feud. Traditional African and Caribbean refreshments including Supermalt, Ginger beer, and meat pies were also served.
We also launched the very first ACMN brother- sister programme. We recognise that transitioning to studying medicine at a top university like UCL can be challenging so we have established this scheme to help make the transition a little easier for the freshers. This is particularly significant since many of our members are first generation university students or the first in their family to pursue a medical degree.
Stay updated on our upcoming events by following us on instagram @ucl_acmn.
Opportunities to participate in research
We are often contacted by UCL and external researchers wishing to involve medical students in their research relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). A list of current research opportunities you may wish to participate:
LGBTQ+ Medics Welcome Event
On Tuesday 3rd October 2023 the LGBTQ+ Medics Network held its annual welcome event bringing together members of the community in the medical school as it has done for many years.
The core focus of the network is to build an inclusive and caring community across students and staff and to provide peer support (and fun) for all that would like it. Pictured are some of the attendees of the event.
Looking ahead to the new academic year, network member Dario Ken, welcomed new members to the Network adding ‘I hope to see you all at our future events, so keep an eye on our Instagram for information!’
- The UCLMS EDI committee’s response to UCL’s decision to cut ties with Stonewall
- Medical Schools Council statement on so-called LGBTQ+ conversion therapy
- Alleged racist incident on a bus
- Update to Statement against Gender Based Violence - injection and drink spiking