Remuneration, EDI and People Committee (REPCo)
The REPCo will hold the Institute to account on its performance on EDI and ensure it remains a high priority for senior leadership. You can see more details regarding our Board of Trustees on our governance page.
EDI Advisory Group
The EDI Advisory Group will be responsible for shaping and coordinating the EDI strategy and ensuring the tasks set out in the accompanying action plan are completed in good time. Co-chaired by the COO and a senior research colleague, it meets every two months and is attended by staff from across the Institute, with representatives from different departments and roles. The chairs of the staff network groups attend to feed back on policy and proposals and to facilitate feedback from the network groups.
“The Institute has the opportunity, responsibility and privilege to lead research that prioritises diversity and inclusion throughout the AI lifecycle – design, development, deployment and monitoring”
Anjali Mazumder, AI and Justice and Human Rights Theme Lead and co-chair (Research) of the EDI Advisory Group
EDI network groups
The role of the network groups is to act as ‘critical friends’ to the Institute and to provide staff with the opportunity to contribute to the developing EDI agenda.
Chaired and attended by volunteers, the network groups will be responsible for providing support within their areas to the EDI team, creating a safe space for the community to discuss relevant topics, raising awareness by organising events, promoting social networks and advancing initiatives and best practice.
Disability and Wellbeing Network Group
The Disability and Wellbeing Network Group aims to promote an inclusive environment both physically and virtually for the Turing community. We provide a forum for discussion of issues facing disabled staff, students and researchers, operating in accordance with the 'social model' of disability, which recognises that it is systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion that prevents people with diverse abilities from fully participating and realising their aspirations. We also focus on the promotion of wellbeing for all members of the Turing community.
Gender Equality Network Group
The Turing Gender Equality Network (GEN) was launched in September 2021 to provide a forum for the discussion of barriers in respect of gender for staff, students and researchers.
The GEN strives to be a safe and comfortable space and recognises that individuals may wish to define themselves in the binary female/male sense or as non-binary or gender fluid and will be welcoming to all.
The GEN will work with the Institute and its EDI Advisory Group to identify and address barriers to gender equality and will promote the inclusion of women and non-binary staff, students and researchers in respect of recruitment, pay, development and promotion.
LGBTQ+ Equality Network Group
The aim of the LGBTQ+ Equality Network Group is to identify and address barriers to the recruitment, development and promotion of the LGBTQ+ community in the Institute, and provide social and networking opportunities for our LGBTQ+ community.
Race Equality Network Group
A network group for all, where people of all races can discuss themes around race. We embrace our differences and aspire towards equality for all. Our activity comprises sharing opportunities, offering support, discussing concerns, and addressing racial discrimination and disadvantages in a safe and welcoming space. Aside from our regular meetings, we organise events and group meetings for specific issues, and raise awareness alongside national campaigns (such as inclusivity week and Black History Month).