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Coronavirus and EDI

Coronavirus and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

King’s Coronavirus pages provide general guidance and health and wellbeing resources for all members of the university as well as specific information for current and prospective students, researchers and staff.

This page provides equality, diversity and inclusion guidance and resources to support King’s in making informed decisions in responding to the coronavirus outbreak. We recommend equality analysis is undertaken prior to implementing new policies or processes.

In times of crisis, our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is crucial. The effects of the coronavirus are being felt internationally, but the crisis is not one that will be experienced equally by all. Existing structural and societal inequalities will be compounded, unconscious bias will emerge in times of stress, and some communities will be affected more disproportionately than others.

As we transition to a new way of educating, studying, researching, and working, we cannot forget King’s commitment to make the world a better place.

The EDI function have adapted our resources to support King’s in making informed decisions:

  • The Coronavirus Equality Analysis Process document provides a simplified, step-by-step process to conduct equality analysis. This is specifically adapted for coronavirus and recommended to be followed for all key new or updated interventions, policies, or processes.

  • The Impact Assessment and Action Planning document is designed to help record the findings of the EA process and checklist and empowers staff to identify the potential or actual impact of policies or proposals and adapt plans as a result.

  • Our Equality Considerations Report aims to provide an understanding of some of the ways coronavirus has impacted, and may continue to impact, our diverse staff and student body to guide and inform future decision making. This report can be used when conducting coronavirus EAs.

  • The EDI data dashboards provide the latest available data on King’s staff and student populations and can be used as an evidence base for equality analysis.

If you have any questions about the work that we are doing or require additional support in undertaking equality analysis, please email diversity@kcl.ac.uk

 

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