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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Promoting equitable treatment, championing diversity and developing an inclusive LSE

Professor Andrew Lewis-Pye is the Equality Officer for the Department of Mathematics. Professional Services Staff support departmental EDI initiatives, and the first point of contact is currently Sarah Massey.

The School’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is one of its six strategic priorities, as highlighted in the LSE Strategy 2030, and ‘equality of respect and opportunity’ is one of the core principles set out in the School’s Ethics Code. The School's EDI Office acts to promote and further LSE’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion for all members of the School community.

Examples of the Department's work

  • We are delighted to announce that the Department of Mathematics has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award by Advance HE.
  • The Department runs termly Women in Mathematics seminars, presented by leading female mathematicians to offer support, encouragement and advice to female staff and students.
  • As part of our commitment to EDI, the Department of Mathematics is a member of the LMS good practice scheme.
  • We regularly run internal workshops and training sessions to raise departmental awareness and to action EDI initiatives within LSE and the wider community.

Examples of LSE's work

  • In 2017, LSE convened a self-assessment team to work towards the ECU’s Race Equality Charter Mark. The Race Equality Charter is focussed on improving the representation, progression and success of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff and students in Higher Education.
  • Athena Swan is a national charter mark – run by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) – that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education: representation, progression and success for all. The School has been awarded the institutional Athena Swan Bronze award.
  • LSE is a Stonewall diversity champion and is part of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
  • LSE also works closely with AccessAble to develop online access guides to all the School’s buildings, and route maps around campus.
  • 'Developing LSE for Everyone' is one of the 3 priorities of the LSE 2030 Strategy.
  • LSE launched the 'Making a choice' initiative to help collectively end sexual violence, bullying, harassment and hate crime.
  • Over the years, LSE has been recognised for its EDI work by outside organisations. For instance, in 2017, LSE was recognised as one of the top 30 employers for working families, and in 2019, LSE was one of Stonewall's Top 100 Employers for LGBT people.