Diversity & Inclusion
The Department of Physics sits within the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, meaning we take a collective approach to Equality and Diversity. This is promoted through the Faculty’s Equality and Diversity Champion and the Faculty Equality and Diversity Committee. The Department Equality and Diversity Committee (DEDC) in the Department of Physics is a sub-committee of the Faculty's Equality and Diversity committee. In September 2014 the Faculty was awarded Athena SWAN Bronze status in recognition of the steps that have been taken so far within the Faculty as a whole, as it endeavours to ensure that gender equality is embedded in its culture and practice.
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 decisions from multiple points of view. Furthermore, if certain groups are under-represented 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 the Department of Physics' equality and diversity strategy, and core to King's Strategic Vision for 2029. The goal of the Physics Department is to create and follow best practice on diversity issues, where everyone can feel at home and prosper. We are actively working to achieve these aspirations; you can read more about what we are doing here.
The Department Equality & Diversity Committee (DEDC) oversees our activity in this area.
If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or concerns relating to diversity and inclusion in the Department of Physics, please contact the chair of the DEDC, Dr Amelle Zair. To find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at King’s see here.