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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

A group in which everyone can thrive

The LSBU Group is one of the most diverse educational providers in the country and has a long history of having EDI at the heart of its work. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion isn’t something that we talk about on our website because we have to, we’re proud to say that EDI is woven into our very DNA. We’d love to welcome you to the LSBU family.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement

We are clear that we must be an inclusive and welcoming Group, committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We are committed to eliminating discrimination based on age, race, religion/belief, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, caring status and social class. This means that we will pro-actively work to eliminate individual, institutional, and systemic inequalities that currently exist within the University and Group. We will strive to influence the wider world and to positively impact on the society around us. We believe that it is not enough just to eliminate discrimination but that we must speak out and act against inequalities wherever and whenever they occur.

We will take guidance from the IHRA definition when investigating incidents of anti-Semitism.

Our vision is to transform lives, communities, businesses and society through education and insight.

We will not achieve our vision without being inclusive and while much has been achieved, there is still more to do.  We know that with the whole LSBU Group working together, we can achieve this.

A long history of inclusion

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We continue to be committed to advancing our efforts in race equality.


Athena Swan Charter

LSBU was accredited with a Bronze Level Athena Swan Charter award in 2020, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality and developing an inclusive culture at LSBU. Read more about Athena Swan at LSBU here.

Read our Bronze level application form here (PDF File 185 KB)

Race Equality Charter

LSBU was accredited with a Bronze Level Race Equality Charter award in 2023, recognising our commitment to advancing race equality and developing an inclusive culture at LSBU. Read more about Athena Swan at LSBU here: Our commitment to racial equality | London South Bank University (

Read our action plan here.

Our Partners

We’re engaged with a number of national charter marks, groups and accreditations that help drive us to be the best we can be.

Follow the links to their websites below.

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See LSBU's statements on Athena SWAN and BLM.


For more information about EDI at LSBU Group, email us.