Equality and Diversity


The University is fully committed to the principles of equality and inclusion. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and recognise the clear benefits that this brings to the University.

We have a range of equality and diversity initiatives, which aim to:

  • Champion a culture of respect and dignity
  • Create an environment where all staff and students can achieve their potential
  • Foster understanding between individuals and teams
  • Celebrate the vibrant diversity on campus
  • Create networks which nurture, encourage and champion change
  • Uphold the principles of fairness and inclusivity
  • Promote tolerance

Our Equality and Diversity Policy statement and code for staff and students promotes a culture of dignity and respect, where all staff and students are encouraged and supported to realise their potential.

The University is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award which recognises the initiatives we are implementing to support women to achieve their career aspirations across the University. Our International Women’s Day celebrations have been exceptionally well-received and have provided a significant opportunity to showcase the talents of our staff and students. We are also active Stonewall Diversity Champions and have made significant progress in equality for our LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) staff and students. The University’s Staff LGBT Network Group was shortlisted for the award of Best Network Group by the Equality Network in Scotland.

We have established a range of internal networks which assist the University in shaping policy and developing an inclusive culture.

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