Equality and Diversity
Welcome to the School of Health in Social Science Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages.
On these pages, you will find information relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activity in the School as well as links to the Equalities Act 2010, the University’s Dignity and Respect policy and other relevant policy documents.
The Dignity and Respect policy and the Equalities Act 2010 provide a framework for students and staff to understand the requirements and expectations in relation to equality and diversity. Within the School, we aim to develop a culture that values everybody and we expect that our staff and students will contribute to the development of this culture.
If you feel that your rights, as set out in these policies, are not being upheld it is important that you contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work is driven forward by a School committee chaired by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator. This work engages with the School’s Teaching and Learning strategy and Athena Swan. A list of committee members can be found at the bottom of this page. If you would like to get involved in any of our work or have any comments about the information on these pages please contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator.
Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator
Rosie Stenhouse, email@example.com
The Equality Act
The equality bill which received royal assent on 8 April 2010, becoming the Equality Act 2010 and came into force on 1st October 2010.
The Act consolidates current anti-discrimination legislation and also introduces new measures that will have direct implications for higher education institutions (HEIs).
The Equality Act provides a single legal framework with clear, streamlined law that will be more effective at tackling disadvantage and discrimination. It brings disability, sex, race and other grounds of discrimination within one piece of legislation which covers nine protected characteristics.
Find out more about the Equality Act on the University equality and diversity webpages
The Athena Swan Plan
In 2017, we were delighted to receive a Silver Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). Our Silver Award recognises the development of gender equality in the School and we are now working together to implement the initiatives set out in our Action Plan.
Student and Staff Development
Health, safety and wellbeing
Equality and Diversity Committee Membership
|Kirsten Binnie (HR Advisor)||Laura Cariola|
|Amy Chandler||Colin Chandler|
|Fiona Cuthill||Emily Gribbin|
|Bethany Easton||Rhona Feist|
|David Gillanders||Paula Jacobs (PhD Student)|
|Susanne Kean||Angus Macbeth|
|Temitayo Odewusi||Jamie Smith|
|Rosie Stenhouse||Emily Taylor|