The European Institute strives to build an inclusive and supportive community, and supports all staff and students regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and gender identity. The Department and its staff work to ensure respectful, inclusive and supporting working relationships, both within the Department and across the School.
Our commitment to EDI is imbedded in the LSE 2030 strategy. LSE wants to enable every member of our community to excel, by investing in every part of our LSE community; by facilitating lasting relationships with our alumni, friends and partners; by ensuring that LSE works for everyone; and by creating a sustainable LSE.
The European Institute’s EDI Committee serves as the main forum for monitoring, promoting, and protecting equality and diversity in the Department. Equality and diversity refers here primarily to matters of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and gender identity, but also more generally to ensuring respectful working relations across departmental hierarchies.
The purpose of the committee is to:
- Review and monitor department policies and processes with regard to their impact on equality and diversity and, where appropriate, making recommendations for change;
- Promote a working environment where concerns about equality and diversity can be freely raised and discussed, and where all members of the department feel treated as equals;
- Promote a greater awareness of equality and diversity issues;
- Support the department to ensure that teaching and administrative workloads are informed by equity and transparency;
- Encourage departmental diversity through its hiring and recruitment processes, and in its public events programme;
- Assist with the development of inclusive curricula, teaching and research plans, as required;
- Support the department to develop proactive policies that can address unconscious bias;
- Ensure that the department adopts, as appropriate, agile working practices to support its staff.
EDI Committee Membership
- EDI Chair: Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece
- Head of Department: Professor Simon Glendinning
- Department Manager: Carl-Ludwig Campbell
- At least one representative from each of the following groups, recruited yearly:
- Research staff (Band 6 and lower)
- Professional Services Staff (Band 6 and lower)
- Academic Staff (Associate Professorial level or lower)
- Research student(s)
Ideally, the EI’s EDI committee will have representatives that provide a diverse representation of the department, taking into account gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion and parental status.
Athena SWAN is a national charter mark – run by Advance HE – that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education: representation, progression and success for all.
The School it proud to have been awarded the bronze Athena SWAN award.
LSE has convened a self-assessment team which works towards the Advance HE’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 within Higher Education.
LSE is a Stonewall diversity champion, the leading employers' programme for ensuring all LGBTQ+ staff are accepted without exception in the workplace, and is part of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
The Workplace Equality Index is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.
The European Institute’s LGBTQ+ safe contact is Department Manager Carl-Ludwig Campbell. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSE works with AccessAble to maximise independence and choice for disabled people, to develop online access guides to all the School’s buildings and route maps around campus.
Find out more about LSE's Disability and Wellbeing service here.
The School's website, Making a Choice, is specifically designed to report any type of discrimination, sexual violence, bullying, harassment and hate crime experienced on campus, and to provide sources of support.
The Safe Contacts and Support scheme is made up of trained volunteers who are committed to supporting anyone in our community with bullying, harrassment or sexual violence. We have 39 Safe Contacts across 25 Departments and Divisions.
Report it, stop it allows individuals to confidentially report any form of violence or harassment to the School, whether they have experienced it themselves or have been a witness.
Racism, homophobia/transphobia, sexism, discrimination, bullying and harassment are all unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the European Institute or at LSE.
If you have any concerns, or if you have been personally affected, you can contact the Department's EDI Committee either via its chair, Dr Jennifer Jackon-Preece, or anonymously by leaving a letter in the EI’s Professional Services Office, room CBG 7.13. All messages will be managed confidentially.
You are also welcome to email the Head of Department, Professor Simon Glendinning, or the Department Manager, Carl-Ludwig Campbell, directly.
The School’s EDI Office is also available to support you.