Office for Institutional Equity
What we do
Realising our ambitions relating to equality, diversity, and inclusion add up to what we call institutional equity. Our Institutional Equity Strategy is founded upon the core principles of fostering inclusivity, promoting staff and student success, enhancing belonging, and promoting equitable culture and practice.
We are developing an dynamic approach to equality, diversity, and inclusion based around our Institutional Equity Strategy. Details of our policy commitments and action plans will be accessible through these pages as they are approved and adopted.
We are delivering several events during the month.
UEL Women's Network - Panel event
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 4:30PM - 6PM
Join the Office for Institutional Equity and the UEL Women's network as we sit down to discuss how women have overcome bias and continued to succeed in their careers. We'll be discussing the following topics:
- Women & Motherhood: Question Mark not a full stop
- Women in the workplace
- Women and Wellbeing
The Hallmarks of An Inclusive Workplace
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 2PM – 3PM
Diversity in its broadest sense is a fact of life for every organisation, and is a celebrated and distinctive aspect of UEL's identity.
Progress from acknowledging the presence of diversity to a culture of active inclusion, however, requires conscious choices - it is not guaranteed or automatic. There are questions for organisational leaders at all levels, and for all colleagues relating to everyday behaviour and relationships. Additionally, our place of work is at the same time a space for learning, socialising, and living for our students. This adds to the mix of factors to consider in our aspiration to become the UK's most inclusive university.
Come and join this highly interactive session to share your perspective on the look and feel of an inclusive workplace. What do we already have in place, and what are the further areas of work required?
Fitzroy Andrew from UEL's Office for Institutional Equity will serve as lead presenter and facilitator for the session, drawing on over thirty-five years' experience of leadership, consulting, and coaching on EDI matters in a wide range of organisational settings in addition to his role at UEL.
From Bystanders to Allies: everyday inclusive leadership
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022
Time: 2PM - 3:30 PM
Being gender-inclusive, disability-confident, and anti-racist involves everyone playing an active role as allies, rather than a passive role as bystanders. This session explores what that means for us all.
Dismantling Barriers: the Impact of Culture & Capital
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 2PM - 3:30PM
Success takes more than individual talent and capacity, as important as that is. This session explores culture and capital as systemic factors to address, which require tackling historic gaps and deficits.
The Value of Reverse Mentoring
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Time: 2PM - 3.30PM
Empowering people at all levels in an institution requires those with position power to envision 'walking in the shoes' of colleagues with different identities and lived experiences. This session explores the practical value of reverse mentoring in this context.