Equality & Diversity

Group photo of the Institute of Zoology staff outside the Nuffield building

The Institute of Zoology has an international reputation for excellence in conservation science, but we also want to be known for the quality of the working environment we offer to conservation scientists throughout their careers.  

We believe that excellence in our science is underpinned by diversity among our scientists, and we want to create a more inclusive, flexible and supportive working environment that promotes and retains this diversity. In so doing, we believe we will be creating a higher quality working environment for everyone.

Athena SWAN

The Institute of Zoology has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

You can find out more about specific areas of focus below:

Institute of Zoology staff photo 2016

Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Find out more about the Athena SWAN award at ZSL


Support for parents and carers at ZSL

LGBTQ+ logo

LGBTQ+ group and policies

Staff and students in the Science Directorate

Mentoring and training offered by ZSL