Department of Political Science


Nominations for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Student Representatives

11 November 2019

The Department of Political Science is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive Department, therefore the Department is seeking to recruit volunteers to serve as undergraduate postgraduate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) student reps.


These reps will take a lead on identifying and raising EDI issues within Department.

Working closely with staff and the academic course representatives, the EDI student reps will proactively seek out students' thoughts and opinions on EDI issues, and communicate with students on an ongoing basis about the work of the department, including on positive change made. The rep will work alongside staff on the EDI committee on equality activities and in the immediate priority of submitting the Department for an Athena Swan award on gender equality.

The reps will work with other academic course reps and they will be members of the SSCC and the Departmental EDI committee.

We are recruiting for one Postgraduate and one Undergraduate.

The time commitment should take around 10-15 hours per term, which includes meetings and prep, time consulting with and reporting students. In line with all student representative roles, this is a voluntary, unpaid position. However, taking on this sort of role is often highly valued by future employers and we are always delighted to mention that service you have provided to the department in future academic references.

Please could you send Ben Webb (Ben.webb@ucl.ac.uk) a short statement of up to 300 words to tell us a bit about yourself and the key reasons why you would like to be an EDI student rep within the Department of Political Science by Sunday 24th November.

Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate taught students in the Political Science department in academic year 2019/20
  • Demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion on all dimensions 
  • Available to work for 10 –15 hours per term in academic year 2019/20
  • Willing to learn 
  • Able to work effectively in a team

Desirable criteria

  • In-depth understanding of issues related equality, diversity and inclusion in Higher Education
  • Experience of and/or aptitude for generating and/or analysing qualitative and/or quantitative data
  • Excellent writing and communication skills