PRISM is the Crick's Race Equity Network and aims to promote a multi-ethnic and inclusive environment. The network works with key stakeholders to advocate on behalf of Crick staff and ensure that the Crick’s plans, strategies and policies are inclusive, especially those that relate to recruitment, personal development and career progression.
The network promotes race equity and cultural diversity at the Crick through events and online resources and supports staff and students who encounter or witness direct or indirect discrimination. PRISM launched in 2016 and since then, the network has organised networking and social events, hosted work experience students and invited guest speakers.
Proud Crick is the Crick’s volunteer-run LGBT+ network. It aims to promote a positive working culture for LGBT+ staff, including contractors and students, by actively promoting equality and inclusivity and ensuring that they are integrated into the Crick’s policies, strategies and practices. The network also raises awareness of LGBT+ issues in the workplace and identifies ways to overcome and address any inequalities that may arise.
The Proud Crick network provides a forum for LGBT+ staff and allies to discuss anything LGBT+ related (and beyond) in a safe and accepting environment. Our aim is to increase visibility of LGBT+ staff and students across the institute, as well as promoting the importance of the Proud Crick network itself through representation. We engage with the Crick staff by providing regular events and online resources.
Enable is the Crick’s staff network open to any employee with disabilities, long-term health conditions or neurodiverse conditions. The network is also open to non-disabled or neurotypical employees with an interest in promoting disability equality and neurodiversity. Enable aims to support staff by hosting events, providing training and raising awareness.
Enables provides a forum for staff with disabilities, long-term health conditions or neurodiverse conditions to share experiences and help the Crick community to promote an inclusive and accommodating workplace.
The Crick’s Family Network works to support staff who have caring responsibilities outside work. This could be parents, grandparents with caring responsibilities or carers for parents and spouses.
The network is a supportive environment for its members where they can share experiences, let off steam and ask for informal advice. The wider Crick community can also take part in networking events and attend talks from guest speakers who are coordinating their careers with family responsibilities. The Family Network works with the Crick’s HR department to suggest, advise on and implement family-friendly policies and increase awareness through training.