College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

What is equality and diversity?

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

Students at the Chrystal Macmillan Building

What is equality?

Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.

Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of the aforementioned areas. Bullying, harassment or victimization are also considered as equality and diversity issues.

What is diversity?

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.

How can we promote equality and diversity?

We can promote equality and diversity by:

  • treating all staff and students fairly
  • creating an inclusive culture for all staff and students
  • ensuring equal access to opportunities to enable students to fully participate in the learning process
  • enabling all staff and students to develop to their full potential
  • equiping staff and students with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination in their work/study environment
  • making certain that any learning materials do not discriminate against any individuals or groups
  • ensuring sure policies, procedures and processes don't discriminate
 

You can find out more on the main university Equality and Diversity web pages.

Equality and Diversity at the University of Edinburgh