Moray House School of Education and Sport

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to elevating the importance of issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion for all members of our community.

We promote an inclusive, fair, respectful culture

Everyone, staff or student, should be able to develop to their full potential. The School seeks to promote an inclusive, fair, respectful culture and a safe and welcoming environment in which all staff and students can flourish. The School is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion to ensure that all staff, students and visitors to the University can be confident that they will be treated with dignity and respect.

We are committed to addressing any unfair practices, including those that may be experienced in relation to age,  disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or beyond this national origin or migrant status, socio-economic background, trade union membership, or family circumstances.

The promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our understanding of good governance and management practices, and this principle supports the School to achieve its  priorities and outcomes.

As a School, we recognise the importance of diverse learning communities and we recognise our collective responsiblity to challenge any form of discrimination or harassment. We see it as especially important to find ways to embed inclusivity into the daily working and learning of staff and students. Our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is aimed at taking these objectives forward.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee: An introduction

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is made up of staff and students from different areas of MHSES, with an interest and expertise in these issues. The Committee ensures that equality and diversity is embedded in everything we do from student admissions and staff recruitment processes and decisions to access for all to the resources within the School.

The Committee is responsible for monitoring of the School Athena Swan Action Plan and providing recommendations and the provision of support for future applications. The Committee currently has three subgroups, the Athena Swan Subgroup, the Inclusion and Disability Subgroup and the Race Equality Subgroup.

The EDI Committee reports to the School Executive Committee, the CAHSS Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, and the University's Equality Management Group, through the Committee Director, Dr Andrea English.

Dr Andrea English

Decolonising the Curriculum in HE

Meet your EDI representatives

Resources for staff and students

Student Experience and Support Office

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) throughout the University of Edinburgh