We have a long, illustrious history of training doctors, dating back more than 250 years. Among our alumni we can count some of the founders of medicine. We are well known for our innovative approach to developing education and our graduates are prepared for the rigours and rewards of a challenging and changing profession.
St George’s Hospital Medical School was established in 1733 and initially based at Hyde Park Corner, before moving to our Tooting site in 1980. It was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors.
St George’s, University of London takes pride in the diversity that exists in both its students and staff. We want to celebrate and harness this diversity so that everyone can fulfil their true potential. Everyone is encouraged to make a contribution and is valued as a member of our community.
"The diversity of the people within our community at St George’s is one of our strengths. The university benefits hugely from the range of perspectives that come from the different backgrounds, opinions and beliefs of our staff and students and, in recognising that, we want to put our approach to diversity and inclusion firmly at our core. It is not an optional extra."
St George’s has a diversity and inclusion steering group co-chaired by the Deputy Principal of Institutional Affairs and the Director of HR and consists of senior colleagues from across the university, including the Principal. This steering group reports to St George’s Council, which has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the university operates within the legal framework of the Equality Act and monitors the implementation of our equality statement.
St George’s is the only university in the UK to specialise in healthcare and medicine.
St George’s is home to over 5,500 students and over 800 members of staff.
A separate diversity and inclusion working group leads on the implementation of our diversity and inclusion vision and feeds directly into the diversity and inclusion steering group. This group consists of operational leads and interested parties from across the university ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion are championed across all university functions.