Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting equitable treatment, championing diversity and developing an inclusive LSE.

LSE is committed to improving equality and diversity across the school and is currently working towards the ECU’s Race Equality Charter Mark and Athena Swan Charter. The former aimed to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. The Athena Swan Charter was expanded in 2015 to recognise work undertaken to address gender equality in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law.

EDI objectives

The Equality Act 2010 places a general Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) on all public bodies, including higher education institutions.

The duty requires all public bodies to proactively take steps to:

  • eliminate discrimination, victimisation and harassment
  • advance equality of opportunity between groups of people of diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs
  • foster and promote good relations between such groups of people.

The equality duty is supported by three specific duties:

  • to publish information to demonstrate compliance with the equality duty, at least annually
  • to set and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objective, at least every four years
  • to publish equality information and equality objectives in a manner that is accessible to the public.

If you have any queries or feedback, please contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team.

Click here for more information on Equality and Diversity at LSE.