Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Students
Our diverse community brings together different perspectives, personal experiences as well as different religious and cultural backgrounds.
We all have a role to play in creating and sustaining a respectful, diverse and inclusive community. When we meet those who are different from ourselves, there is a risk that we see them as ‘other’. Instead, recognising these differences, respecting and valuing every individual, and ensuring they are included within our communities benefits us all.
These webpages are for those who have or may experience discrimination and for those who want to learn more and play their part in creating a more equal environment. They provide:
- an insight into some key equality, diversity and inclusion concepts
- an opportunity to understand more about areas in which discrimination and inequality are common
- signposting to further support
If you need to chat or need support with the topics raised in these pages there is help available within the University.
The University has a zero-tolerance stance towards any form of bullying and harassment. The Respect at Edinburgh web hub brings together information and guidance on the Dignity & Respect policy, the processes for raising and addressing concerns, and the support and training available.
The topics covered here are large, complex and sometimes disputed, and the content is not exhaustive. If you spot something wrong, have suggestions or want to provide feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Edinburgh video 'Celebrating our Diversity'
- Video: Inclusion video
- Celebrating our Diversity at University of Edinburgh - Inclusion video
Intersectionality and Privilege
What can I do?
Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.
The world is intertwined today, much more than it was when I was coming out of school. Because of that, you really need to have a deep understanding of cultures around the world. I have learned to not just appreciate this but celebrate it. The thing that makes the world interesting is our differences, not our similarities.