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Equality and diversity

The University of Edinburgh is committed to promoting equality and diversity among its students and staff.

Our continuing commitment to equality and diversity has a vital role to play in ensuring our success as a world-class higher education institution.

We aim to attract the world's most talented students and gifted staff, and are committed to developing a positive culture where everyone can develop to their full potential.

Find out more about equality and diversity at the University of Edinburgh:

Strategy and Outcomes

Find out more about the Universities Equality and Diversity Strategy and Outcomes.

Strategy and Outcomes

Family Friendly Initiatives

The University's family friendly initiatives include; Childcare vouchers, policies and family events.

Family Friendly Initiatives

Staff Pride Network

The University of Edinburgh are Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions actively promoting LGBT+ equality.

Staff Pride Network

See Me Pledge

The University of Edinburgh is committed to working with ‘see me’ to challenge stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.

See Me Pledge

Athena Swan

More information on the University's Athena Swan initiatives.

Athena Swan

 

Accreditations

We are a member of the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises our commitment to advancing and promoting and the careers of women in science, engineering and technology, and in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students.

Athena SWAN Silver Award logo
Athena SWAN Institutional Silver Award

Membership also helps us work towards sustaining equitable working environments and identify ourselves as an employer of choice, not only to our staff, but also to students, funders, research councils and industry.

The University is the proud holder of numerous Athena SWAN Awards recognising our committment to progressing gender equality in higher education. Further details of our awards at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/innovation-development/athena-swan