The HiPEDS CDT is committed to promoting and supporting an environment that values the diversity of its students and staff.  It aims to create an inclusive culture that is welcoming, and encourages all individuals to thrive.

The CDT promotes equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) through ensuring the admissions team and supervisors have received adequate training, and educates its CDT staff and students with, for example, seminars from ED&I experts.  Past speakers include Professor Lesley Shannon, NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for BC and Yukon, as well as specialists from Imperial’s ED&I Centre.

The CDT programme is normally intended for full-time study. However, we will consider requests for flexible arrangements in special circumstances, such as parental and other caring responsibilities, or a disability, and will also consider career breaks in evaluating applicants to the programme.

As a founding member of the Athena SWAN Awards and an Athena SWAN Silver award holder, Imperial champions the great work its female population produces. The award is designed to recognise employment practices that supports advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

As part of the Faculty of Engineering; whose aim amongst others is to demonstrate to young women the attractiveness of engineering as a career choice, the Department of Computing has held an Athena SWAN Bronze award since 2010 and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in May 2018.

For more in-depth information on Imperials equality, diversity and inclusion policies please see the following link: