University of Greenwich targets a more diverse tech workforce through national charter


The university has stated its commitment to championing diversity within tech and digital employment through signing up to the national Tech Talent Charter.

The University of Greenwich has today joined over 700 UK companies in signing up to the Tech Talent Charter (TTC), a government-supported, voluntary, employer-led initiative designed to drive greater diversity and inclusion (D&I) within the UK’s technical workforce.

Created in 2015 to address the UK’s tech talent shortage and diversity problem through collective action, the TTC’s goal is for UK tech to be a diverse and inclusive community.

The TTC works towards this goal by providing concrete measurement and insights into diversity in the tech ecosystem and actionable ways forward by gathering, curating, and distributing innovative practices, techniques, and ideas.

Director of Information and Library Services at the University of Greenwich, Paul Butler, said:

“We’re proud to have signed up to the pledges of the Tech Talent Charter. We are committed to investing in the development of all our colleagues and are looking forward to working collaboratively with other signatories to see how we can really make a difference. By signing up to the charter, we are committing to be accountable in a measurable way”

TTC CEO Debbie Forster, MBE:

''The importance of greater diversity and inclusion in tech is, thankfully, no longer up for debate. Sectors and organisations now need to work together to shift the dial – and this will happen faster if we pool our successes, failures, and key learnings to bring about real structural change.

“No group can do it alone, which is why we’re asking organisations to join our 700+ Signatories who are working together to drive diversity and inclusion in tech.”