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Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) and Wellbeing

The Department of Physics and Astronomy embeds equality practice at the centre of all that it does making it an excellent place to work and study.

Message to staff : 13 October 2022  from Prof. Raman Prinja

I appreciate that some of you have become aware of the recent article regarding Chris Backhouse. The contents of the article were very distressing. I, along with the entire HEP group, were truly shocked and deeply saddened to read of such inexcusable behaviours. We were unaware of the reported harassment prior to its public announcement. I can confirm that this individual resigned and left UCL in September 2022 and is no longer affiliated with UCL. I want to assure you that the department's resolve is to stand firmly against any forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination. We will continue to work and double the effort to improve the department's culture, while providing broad and individual support.

EDI Policies and Networks

EDI Policies and Networks

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

Juno Champion and Athena SWAN

Juno Champion and Athena SWAN

Project Juno is the IOP’s flagship gender equality award for university physics departments and schools of physics, and other related organisations.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Welfare Committee

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Welfare Committee

The EDI committee was established in 2012 and meets regularly, with the aims of promoting equality and creating a supportive working environment for all staff in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

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UCL Women in Physics & Astronomy

The UCL Women in Physics group began in 2006 and has run continuously since 2014, and is currently led by PhD student Fern Pannell.

EDI in Practice and Training

EDI in Practice and Training

Information on schemes and ideas to improve our practices.

MAPS EDI

EDI Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS)

Find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, from our strategy to our practice.