School of Divinity

Equality, Diversity and Respect in the School of Divinity

All members of the School of Divinity are expected to treat each other with respect, regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender (including transgender), age, sexual orientation, or beliefs (including lack of religion or beliefs).

Athena SWAN Silver Award logo

The School of Divinity achieved an Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2018 for its commitment to gender equality, following a Bronze (GEM) Award in 2014.

Our Equality and Diversity (E&D) Committee is composed of staff and student representatives who meet three times per year. The Committee oversees the implementation of the University’s Dignity and Respect Policy and other relevant initiatives, and supports and promotes a range of E&D campaigns  within the School. Their annual reports are posted at the bottom of this page.

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Dignity and Respect for all

As the University’s Dignity and Respect Policy states:

“The University has a strong and long-standing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to promoting a positive culture which celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures fairness. Our staff and students are our greatest assets and all members of the University community should expect to be able to excel, and to be respected and valued for their unique perspectives and contributions. Integrity, collegiality and inclusivity are central to the University’s values. In accordance with these values the University is committed to providing an environment in which all members of the University community treat each other with dignity and respect, and where bullying, harassment and discrimination are known to be unacceptable.”

The School supports and promotes all the University's Equality and Diversity initiatives:

University or Edinburgh Equality and Diversity website

Respect at Edinburgh

Celebrating our diversity

Further links

School E&D Committee annual reports