The Institute is committed to ensuring that equality and diversity are foremost in everything that we do.
The Roslin Institute welcomes staff and students from the UK and internationally.
The Roslin Institute has received a Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition for its commitment to women's career development. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.
A Disabled Staff Network has been formed with membership open to all of the University’s disabled staff and carers. The purpose is to provide a network of mutual support and a collective voice for disabled staff in the University of Edinburgh to progress issues relating to disability. The University of Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute is a Carer Positive employer.
The first Rainbow Cake Social at the Institute was on 5th July 2019 and it is meant to become a regular meet-up for LGBTQ+ members of staff and anyone who supports them. There is a staff pride network connecting staff across the University, an inclusive network that serves as a resource for the rich diversity of LGBT+ identified employees across the institution and includes PhD students who prefer to attend staff events. The goal is to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all people who self identify as part of LGBT+ communities, whether or not they are 'out' in the wider world, and to make LGBT+ issues more visible within the University environment.