King’s prides itself on being a university with an ethos of inclusive excellence. We want our people to thrive and seek to shape an inclusive, empowering culture in which all our staff and students can be themselves, and be treated fairly and with dignity, with their success determined by the application of their talents.
As part of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategy, King’s is committed to developing and implementing EDI related policies, practices and interventions to advance our ethos of being an inclusive university. These policies, practices and interventions are developed ensuring we take account of our responsibilities in relation to the Equality Act 2010 and our duties to secure lawful free speech and academic freedom.
The Workplace Equality Index is a scheme run by Stonewall, the LGBTQ+ equality charity, that allows employers to evaluate their workplace in nine areas of employment policy and practice pertaining to LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Staff from across our university are invited to complete an anonymous survey about their experiences at work. Our EDI practitioners and LGBTQ+ staff network use it alongside our Athena Swan and Race Equality Charter as a helpful benchmarking tool and set of resources to draw upon.