Our commitment to inclusion means that King’s aims to create an environment where differences are not just respected, but also 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.