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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are central tenets of King’s Vision 2029 which sets out the roadmap for King’s ambition to provide an exceptional student experience and to be an employer of choice. Integral to this is ensuring equality of opportunity and outcome, recognising, celebrating, and improving our diversity and inclusion.

A responsible employer

As a responsible employer, we aim to provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment free from prejudice, discrimination, and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation.  At King's, our definition of diversity encompasses and goes beyond the characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking.  King’s recognises the intersections between different elements of individuals’ identities and experiences, acknowledging that multiple factors may affect individuals in our community's sense of belonging. 


Our commitment

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Our commitment to inclusion means that King’s aims to create an environment where differences are respected, valued, and celebrated. Everyone should be able to bring their whole self to King’s. All King’s students, staff, and affiliates are responsible for meeting these commitments to value diversity and create an inclusive environment. King's will support and equip all members of its community to do this, embedding inclusion throughout the university’s policies, procedures, and practices.   King's has been a member of the Athena SWAN Gender Equality Charter since 2007 and gained its most recent Silver institutional award in 2021. In addition, we hold a Bronze Race Equality Charter Mark Award. We are members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions program aiming to ensure inclusion for all LGBTQIA+ people as well as the Business Disability Forum and Working Families. We also have a variety of staff networks that support our equality, diversity, and inclusion strategy helping us foster good relations and providing development and support opportunities.​ The networks include NEST (parents and carers), Race Equality, Access King’s (disability equality), Elevate (gender equality), and Proudly King’s (LGBTQIA+ equality). To be truly inclusive we need to recognise the inequality and unfairness that exists in society and which can be reproduced in our systems and processes. King’s challenges itself to continually improve and seeks to take proactive steps to correct imbalances. We have set ourselves targets of improving our gender balance at senior leadership levels as well as increasing the representation of black and minority ethnic people in our staff to better match our student body.

LGBTQ Inclusion

King's is committed to providing an environment underpinned by...