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Equality networks at UCL

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There are many different groups, networks and societies at UCL you can get involved with - find just some of them below, and if you're passionate about something which hasn't already been set up, there's always the opportunity to start your own network. Most of our groups are run by volunteers from our community.

Sometimes talking to others in a similar situtation is the most powerful form of support."


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Parents and Carers together

UCL Parents and Carers Together (PACT) is a volunteer-led grassroots network that was established in May 2014 to raise awareness of the needs of working parents and carers and improve the consistency of experience and support of staff and students around pregnancy, maternity, paternity, childcare and caring responsibilities.

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The Network enables Disabled staff to get to know each other, make professional alliances, offer peer support, share information and join in social events. Its founding members recognise that in an organisation as big as UCL, it can be difficult to get to know people in other departments, particularly other disabled people.

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Gender Equality Network (GEN)

GEN is a virtual network that allows any member of our community who is interested in gender equality to find out more, you can also share information on local and institutional gender equality initiatives, activities and events.

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Male Allies Network

This new network has been set up to engage male allies in gender equality and is tackling the issue of why male allies are needed and what they can do (and should not do).



Out@UCL is a staff social network and is a way for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer  (LGBTQ+) staff at UCL to get to know each other and take part in social events. 

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Friends of Out@UCL

By becoming a friend of Out @UCL you're agreeing to be an active ally and your commitment will help to make UCL a more supportive place to work.

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UCL Astrea

Astrea is UCL’s network for women in professional services. We meet regularly to learn new skills, hear inspiring career stories and build connections with women at all levels across UCL. 

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Women in Leadership

The WIL programme was introduced in order to bring together like-minded colleagues in a safe and non-judgemental environment, supporting them to develop leadership skills and strategies that will support them in developing their career.

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UCL Women

This is a grassroots networking and social organisation for academic staff (PhD students, postdocs and academics) at UCL. They started out as a STEM group, but now gladly welcome women from all academic disciplines at UCL.

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This is a forum for networking, peer support, sharing ideas and articles of interest, forging scholarly connections and collaborations, organising formal and social events, and positively influencing policy and practice on race equality at UCL. 

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Interfaith at UCL

From its beginnings in 1826, one of UCL’s founding principles has been opposition to religious discrimination, welcoming staff and students of all faiths and none.