We closely follow the University's equality and diversity policies. Please refer to the following pages for information on the areas that comprise our diversity strategy.
Support for staff and students with disabilities
The Disabled Staff Network is open to all disabled staff and carers, and provides a network of mutual support and a collective voice for disabled staff in the University of Edinburgh.
Student Disability Service
This a service which provides support and advice to disabled students.
The University currently provides two disability policies, one for students and the other for staff, as part of its ongoing commitment to equal opportunities.
Information and advice on age policies
Age is one of the nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.
Mature students may also find the following information useful.
Additional resources for women appear on the Support for Women page.
The University has a number of policies concerning family responsibilities, such as Maternity, Carers, and time-off for dependants.
Both childcare vouchers and on-site childcare facilities for staff are available through the University.
Dignity and Respect
The University has a strong and long-standing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to promoting a positive culture which celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures fairness and this can be only achieved when all staff and students and other members of the community are treated with dignity and respect. The University has developed a framework on Dignity and Respect.
The University of Edinburgh Dignity and Respect Policy
This document outlines the University's aims regarding the promotion of a positive culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures fairness.
Dignity and Respect Advisors and Contact Details
These advisors provide confidential support and advice to staff who feel they have been subject to, or accused of, bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
Religion or Belief
Religion or Belief is one of the nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.
This is another of the nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
As part of its wider Equality and Diversity strategy the University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming community where staff and students are enabled to meet their full potential and are treated as individuals. This includes providing support and understanding to those individuals who wish to take, or have taken, steps to present themselves in a gender different to their birth gender.
Information on the University's LGBT network and contacts
This network is designed to provide a way for LGBT staff to get to know each other, share information and support, and provide a forum the University can consult on project and policy related matters.
University of Edinburgh Trans Equality Policy
This policy focuses on the support and advice that the University can offer to both staff and students undergoing any form of gender reassignment, and also to offer advice and guidance to managers or others helping to manage the support process at an individual level.
Equality Challenge Unit Publication
This document contains the revised guidance for higher education institutions on legal and practical matters relating to trans staff and students.