King’s is committed to creating a culture in which all of our staff, students and partners are equally valued and empowered to reach their full potential. We believe that everyone has the right to work in a supportive environment, free from discrimination and inequality.
As a world-leading university dedicated to academic, educational and research excellence, our commitment to enhancing gender equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the university’s mission of ensuring our students receive the highest quality education, and that they and our staff are supported to thrive while serving society and making the world a better place. We want all genders to be able to join King’s and progress and succeed in every discipline and role here.
The university has adopted the AdvanceHE Athena Swan self-assessment framework as a rigorous and transparent means of understanding and progressing gender equality across the university. King's commitment to gender equality has long been recognised and we have held a Bronze award since 2008, in recognition of our/King’s aspirations towards gender equality in Higher Education. Since then eight Bronze and six Silver awards have been awarded at departmental and faculty level, as well as a university Bronze renewal in 2016.
We are proud of the achievements we have achieved to date, with a greater proportion of women in senior leadership roles, reducing the gender pay gap, and appointing a greater proportion of women professors across the university. We recognise, however, that as an institution we have many more steps to take to fully realise our ambitions. Our planned activity towards gender equality is described in the action plan (pdf 420kb).
We encourage all members of our community to get involved in the efforts we are sharing here to ensure King’s is a safe and welcoming place for everyone.