School of Informatics


Further reading, useful links and funding opportunities

This page contains links on challenging preconceptions and, because women are under-represented in Informatics, information about Women in science and technology, together with links to equality legislation and advice and information on "protected characteristics", including additional resources related to those topics.

For regular news and to see what's available in our Equality and Diversity Library, check out our blog.

Informatics Equality and Diversity blog


Challenging preconceptions

Women in science and technology

Funding for women 

University of Edinburgh funding search portal for all students

Equality: legislation and advice

Equality Act 2010

Equality Challenge Unit

University's Equality and Diversity website: Policies

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

Citizens Advice Scotland on discrimination

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010  covers nine "protected characteristics" - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation. For further information see the University's Equality and Diversity web pages on protected characteristics.

Equality Act 2010

Protected Characteristics at the University

Additional resources (internal and external) related to these characteristics:



Gender reassignment


Religion or belief


Sexual orientation


Civil partnership

Pregnancy and maternity/ paternity