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The equalities agenda is embedded in the College's decision-making structure, through the work of the Equality and Diversity Committee, which reports to the College Governors (the highest decision-making body of the College).

The College publishes a comprehensive annual statistical equality and diversity report setting out key equality data in line with the public sector equality duty. The report contributes to Birkbeck’s evidence-based policy making and enables it to identify and action areas for further improvement, inform the setting of indicators for the existing equality objectives and consider what additional objectives should be identified.

Birkbeck's Equality Objectives (2012-16)

  • Objective 1: comply with equalities legislation by promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in all that we do. 
  • Objective 2: raise awareness and understanding for all staff and students of their equality and diversity responsibilities. 
  • Objective 3: develop a diverse workforce reflective of the student body.
  • Objective 4: develop an inclusive and enabling environment that promotes tolerance, acceptance and freedom from discrimination at work, study and in all that we do.

Assistant Deans, Equalities

The Assistant Deans for Equalities provide leadership on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues, supporting and facilitating the development, progression, promotion and embedding of institution-wide and local equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives. If you would like to contact one of the Assistant Deans for Equalities, their contact details are below: