School of GeoSciences

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The School is committed to creating a culture where all staff and students are treated with equally, with respect and feel safe and fulfilled within our community

If you have concerns about the way you are treated, or are approached by someone who has raised concerns, refer to the guidance on raising or receiving concerns about bullying, harrassment or victimisation

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We recognise the range of diverse individuals who are involved with the School and the University, and who make us such a great place to study and work, and we welcome and support freedom of thought and expression.  Whilst promoting these values, we must ensure we create a culture where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and we are comitted to working to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage. 

The School is aligned to the University's vision of a continuing commitment to equality and diversity for both students and staff, within the framework of the Equality Act 2010. 

Equality means ensuring people are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of their specific protected characteristic, including race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age.  Promoting equality should remove discirimination in all these areas. Bullying, harrassment or victimisation are also considered equality and diversity issues. 

Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people's differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.

We aim to: 

  • Treat all staff and students fairly
  • Create an inclusive culture for all staff and students 
  • Ensure equal access to opportunities for students to fully participate in the learning process 
  • Enable all staff and students to develop their full potential
  • Equip staff and students to challenge inequality and discrimination in their work/ study environment
  • Ensure that learning materials do not discriminate against any individuals or groups 
  • Ensure that policies, procedures and processes don't discriminate

The School's Equality and Diversity Committee supports the implementation of the University's Equality and Diversity Strategy and plays an active role in facilitating an inclusive and convivial workplace in the School of GeoSciences through implementation of our Equality Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan

The School has an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.


Studying Science at Edinburgh: Everyone is Welcome

This video was created as part of the GeoScience Outreach course to inspire school kids from underrepresented backgrounds to study science at University, in line with the University Widening Participation Strategy. Produced, filmed, and edited by Gabriele Negro.