Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of the British Council's cultural relations ambitions. They contribute to the mutual trust, respect and understanding we strive for on behalf of the UK.  They are integral to the British Council brand, reputation, success and cultural relations impact. We aim to closely align our work to the principles and practices of equality and diversity along with our core values of valuing people, integrity, mutuality, professionalism and creativity.

Our focus areas around the seven EDI themes are:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender
  4. Religion/belief
  5. Sexual orientation
  6. Race/ethnicity
  7. Work/life balance