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.
The Department of Physics sits within the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering 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.
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 and everyone has the support and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. We are actively working to achieve these aspirations.
Women in Science
The Department of Physics is working to assess, address and challenge the inequities women face in their academic careers as part of the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences' (NMES) Women in Science Initiative.