Equality and Diversity Unit
Welcome to the Equality and Diversity Unit home page. Here you will find useful information to support you in the learning, teaching, researching and working environment.
24 April 2013 - Athena SWAN Awards
University of Glasgow gains Bronze Award and School of Physics and Astronomy gains Silver 'departmental' Award.
For further informaiton on the Awards see http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/content/athena-swan-awards-announced-november-2012-submissions
For more details of the Self Assessment and Application process see our dedicated Athena SWAN Charter pages
Glasgow Science Festival 2013 - Best of the West: Meet the Ladies event
Institute of Physics Project Juno video - Champions extol virtues of Juno
University Equality Statement
The University of Glasgow is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide a work, learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment.
The Equality and Diversity Unit
Equality and diversity is of primary importance to the University of Glasgow. In August 2007 we established the Scottish Higher Education sector's first dedicated Equality & Diversity Unit (EDU). The Unit is responsible for promoting and embedding all aspects of equality and diversity with the University community.
Our remit includes;
- Promoting best practice in equality and diversity
- Mainstreaming equality and diversity throughout all policies and practices
- Providing a confidential service of advice and guidance to staff and students
- Building relationships with appropriate community groups
- Ensuring the University is compliant with equalities legislation
- Responding to appropriate consultation requirements
The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and covers nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. The University has a statutory responsibility for complying with a range of equalities legislation. As a result, policies and action plans have been created and approved by the University Court. Please use the appropriate links on this page to learn more about the policies and actions plans.
If you have an enquiry concerning an equality or diversity issue please call in person or make contact by telephone or email. You can expect to receive a professional, caring and confidential service to address your concerns.
All policies relating to Equality and Diversity can be found here.
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