Equality and Diversity
The MRC CBU Equality & Diversity Committee was formed in June 2009 to ensure this.
“Here at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit our principal and strongest commitment is to excellence in all our activities. This can only be achieved if we ensure fairness of opportunity for all our existing staff and students, and also for everyone who wishes to join us. We ensure that this is achieved through robust and transparent procedures, flexible working practices, formal and informal support at all career points, and through celebrating and rewarding achievements. The result, we hope, is that the Unit and the individuals who work here fulfil their true potential for conducting and supporting ground-breaking cognitive and clinical neuroscience.”
“Identifying and addressing challenges for (neuro)scientists from diverse backgrounds”
Tue 27 November 2018
Lecture Theatre, MRC CBU, 15 Chaucer Road Cambridge, CB2 7EF
At this Equality and Diversity career event we hope to identify and discuss unique challenges encountered by scientists from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to racial, cultural, and gender-related challenges, highlight existing resources and discuss new ways to improve access and allow scientists and humanities scholars from all backgrounds to flourish. The event will be relevant for scholars from all backgrounds.
Full programme of this event can be found here
If you are onsite, you can visit our internal Equality & Diversity pages which have additional resources, including links to the Equality & Diversity Committee meeting minutes. If you are an employee of the MRC, you can read about MRC policies regarding maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, etc. on the MRC Portal here.
As a government (MRC) research unit (rather than a higher education institute), we have not been eligible for Equality Awards like Athena Swan until April 2014, so we are now working towards the goals set by such awards.
If there are any other resources you would like to see on these pages, please contact a member of the Equality & Diversity Committee.