Imperial College London has a dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC), the EDIC is mandated to promote and embed all aspects of equality throughout the College’s communities. The centre helps to develop policies, training, initiatives and development programmes, many of which are undertaken with input from our equality and diversity staff networks. LCN committee members are also members of various support groups at the college and actively seek out to improve the college’s initiatives.
Flexible working, Parents & Families
Imperial recognises the demands of family life and is committed to supporting members of staff to obtain a good work life balance. This is done via various methods from flexible working hours, family leave and networks. The college offers the following facilities, networks and schemes:
- Early year education centre
- Playscheme/education camp
- Parents' network
- Babies & Bumps network
- Childcare voucher scheme
Support & Networks
Imperial College London has a number of various support networks to help staff from a wide range of background: the LCN at Imperial supports all staff through the following networks:
Support to staff and students is also provided through:
The College holds a silver Athena swan award and was the first university to achieve institutional Silver on the new post-May 2015 expanded criteria. For more details on the Athena SWAN. The College is also a member of the Race Equality Charter and a Disability Confident Employer.
Bullying and Harassment
Imperial pledges to staff and students that we shall take the necessary action to eliminate all forms of discrimination, especially direct and indirect forms of harassment, bullying and victimisation. The Pledge outlines the College's commitments to creating an environment which is respectful and collaborative and has a zero tolerance approach to bullying, discrimination, victimisation and harassment. This is done via the following groups and policies: