The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
As the UK’s principal cultural relations organisation the British Council is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Our work is centered on building meaningful, enduring and respectful relationships across different cultures. We cannot do this if we do not have a commitment to equality, inclusion and valuing diversity.
Our Equality strategy and Equality policy set out how we approach the challenges of mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion internationally. We are very proud of our work in this area and have developed innovative methods and tools to encourage progress and success.