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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 strategy for the Department of Informatics, and core to King's Strategic Vision for 2029.

Aspirations

We have articulated three diversity and inclusion aspirations, which guide the Department's strategy. We are actively working to achieve these aspirations; you can read more about what we are doing below.

 

  • No staff or student should be disadvantaged because of any protected characteristics.
  • To provide an inclusive working, learning and research environment for all staff and students.
  • The diversity of our Department should reflect the diversity of our society.

 

What we are doing

  • Department of Informatics Diversity & Inclusion Committee (led by our Diversity lead Dr Elizabeth Black)
  • Women in Science initiative, including Athena SWAN
  • Mentoring for staff
  • Inclusive behaviour
  • Events code of conduct
  • Core hours policy
  • Inclusive social events
  • Unconscious bias training and other support for recruitment processes
  • Support for promotion

Find out more

Contact the Department's Diversity Lead, Dr Elizabeth Black

Bush House, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

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