College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Equality and diversity

Promoting an inclusive, fair, respectful culture, the University creates a welcoming environment in which all staff and students can flourish.

Everyone should be able to develop to their full potential regardless of any personal characteristic such as gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religious or philosophical belief, age, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction.


Statement on Black Lives Matter

An email from Head of College, Moira Whyte, was sent on Friday 19 June 2020 with a statement on Black Lives Matter.

What is equality and diversity?

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

Athena SWAN

Athena Swan researcher
The College is active in implementing and promoting career development and a good working culture for all staff, both of which are central to the Athena SWAN charter mark.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Staff at the Drum Cafe, QMRI
The overall aim of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to promote the mainstreaming of equality and diversity issues and awareness within the College.

Dignity and respect

The University is committed to providing an environment in which all members of the University community treat each other with dignity and respect.

International staff and students

Passport on a map of Europe
Support and activities for staff and students in the College who are new to Edinburgh.


Health and wellbeing
The University provides a range of resources and services to support the wellbeing of its staff and students.