Imperial as One Launched in 2005, Imperial As One (IAO) is an advisory group made up of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff. This group helps set priorities and advises the College, particularly by examining custom and practice, the traditions of the College, and identifying how these impact on staff. Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost (Education), is the Executive Sponsor of IAO. 

Imperial As One works to support and promote an inclusive workplace culture of respect, opportunity, unity, transparency and equality, and will continually tackle and manage issues of racism, discrimination, fear and prejudice. This was recognised in 2008 with IAO winning the Rector’s Award for Equality Excellence. 

How to join Imperial as One

To subscribe to the Imperial As One mailing list, please enter your Imperial email address on this web page. You will receive a message asking you to confirm your subscription (please check your spam box just in case).

If you would like to get more involved with the group, please contact one of Committee members listed below or email Imperial-As-One.

Imperial As One Committee

  • Poh-Leng Devare, Co-Chair
  • Des Samuel, Co-Chair
  • Sarah Essilfie-Quaye, Communications and Events
  • Red Elmahdi, Education Events

Black History Month

As part of Black History Month month, we have created a digital exhibition showcasing the stories and inspirations of Imperial staff and students from across the College.

What inspires you? Who would you like to celebrate this October?