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Diversity & inclusion

 

Diversity is crucial for enabling world leading research, impact and teaching. Working alongside people with different experiences and perspectives encourages innovation and creativity. It brings exposure to a breadth of knowledge, working styles and techniques, and it prompts us to develop ideas and consider decision from multiple points of view. Furthermore, if certain groups are underrepresented in our Department, this means the talent pool we are drawing from is not as broad as it should be.

Ensuring an inclusive and supportive working and learning environment is a key part of our strategy for the Department of Informatics, and core to the King's Strategic Vision for 2029.

Aspirations

We have articulated three diversity and inclusion aspirations, which guide the Department's strategy. Our aspirations seek to: 

  • Provide an inclusive working, learning and research environment for all staff and students.
  • Ensure that no staff or student will be disadvantaged because of any protected characteristics.
  • Strive for diversity of staff and students along all dimensions.

What we are doing

Diversity within the Department is actively promoted through inclusion of: 

  • A dedicated Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Our Women in Science initiative (including Athena SWAN)
  • Mentoring for staff
  • Inclusive behaviour
  • An events code of conduct
  • Core hours policy
  • Inclusive social events
  • Support for promotion
  • Unconscious bias training and other support for recruitment processes
Diversity is crucial for enabling world leading research, impact and teaching. Working alongside people with different experiences and perspectives encourages innovation and creativity. It brings exposure to a breadth of knowledge, working styles and techniques, and it prompts us to develop ideas and consider decision from multiple points of view. Furthermore, if certain groups are underrepresented in our Department, this means the talent pool we are drawing from is not as broad as it should be.Diversity is crucial for enabling world leading research, impact and teaching. Working alongside people with different experiences and perspectives encourages innovation and creativity. It brings exposure to a breadth of knowledge, working styles and techniques, and it prompts us to develop ideas and consider decision from multiple points of view. Furthermore, if certain groups are underrepresented in our Department, this means the talent pool we are drawing from is not as broad as it should be.

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