Equality and Diversity


Latest Equality and Diversity news.

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Athena SWAN Success

The University is proud to have been formally recognised for its commitment to promoting gender equality by attaining the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Institution award.

Juno Champion status

We are delighted to share the news that the School of Physics and Astronomy was successful in achieving Juno Champion Status

Scottish Mental Health Week

Staff at the University’s Little France site were invited to attend a ‘Let’s Get Physical’ event on 9 October 2013, to coincide with Scottish Mental Health Week.

A Chemical Imbalance

Commissioned by the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin award, 'A Chemical Imbalance' is a short film, a book, and ultimately a call for action, highlighting some of the obstacles still faced by women in STEM and academia.

Athena SWAN Gold

Congratulations to the School of Chemistry in becoming only the second ever recipient of an Athena SWAN Gold award in the UK and the first in Scotland in recognition of its commitment to the career development of female staff.

Scottish specific duties

On 25th May 2012, the Scottish Government Equality Unit announced that the revised draft Regulations for Scotland were approved by the Scottish Parliament and came into force on 27 May 2012.

LGBT Network

New University of Edinburgh Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Staff Network planned, to coincide with LGBT history month.

Business Disability Forum

We are members of the Business Disability Forum (BDF). (formerly the Employer's Forum on Disability).

see me pledge

Following the signing of the ‘see me’ Pledge on the 19th January 2012, The University of Edinburgh commits to working with ‘see me’ to challenge stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.