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Welcome to Strathclyde's Equality & Diversity website

The University of Strathclyde is committed to achieving and promoting equality of opportunity in its learning, teaching, research and working environments, and to ensuring these environments support positive relations between people, and a culture of respect. As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students and are committed to encouraging everyone to realise their full potential.

We hope you will find these pages useful and informative, whether you are a student, staff member or visitor. The site will be updated on an on-going basis and we would welcome your comments and suggestions on its development.

If you would like to make a comment, ask a question, or share an example of good practice on equality and diversity, please email us at equalopportunities@strath.ac.uk

Please feel free to use the information provided on these pages by acknowledging the University of Strathclyde. In case of copyright materials, please ensure that you seek the author(s) consent prior to usage.

For latest information on legislation developments and case law, please visit the website of the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission. http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/

Latest News

Equality Reports

The University has produced a range of equality reports in meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty. Visit the equality reports page or read the reports below.

       Equality Outcomes 2013-2017 and


Athena SWAN

The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and seven departments hold departmental level awards.  

Visit the Athena SWAN section or contact Annie McLaughlin, Gender Equality Officer at annie.mclaughlin@strath.ac.uk




Good Practice Information

ECU guides:

          - inclusive practice           

          - pastoral care

          - acdemics promote good relations             

           - the legal framework (Scotland)  


ACAS guides

For employers/employees/representatives.

To support employers to promote equality & diversity, prevent discrimination, manage fairly.

What employers/employees/representatives must/should do if discrimination happens.

Gender Segregation at Events

The Gender Segregation at Events guide produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission covers the legal obligations under equality law that universities and students’ unions have in relation to gender segregation at events and meetings. This includes legal obligations under equality law, what is permissible on a segregated basis and exceptions from equality law for religious practice and observance.

Gender Segregation at Events guide


Commitment to Improving Accessibility Information

The University has commissioned DisabledGo to assist in the provision of information about access to buildings. This allows students, staff and visitors to plan ahead to ensure their needs are met when planning accessible routes to and within buildings and identifying designated toilet and car parking facilities. In addition the footer information on all University web pages includes links to ‘Accessibility’ and ‘Equality’ which provide information on navigating and customising the web pages and support available for students and staff with disabilities.

All students and staff are invited to browse the DisabledGo webpages relating to Strathclyde and provide feedback on the accuracy and in general on the usefulness of information provided to the Equality and Diversity office.

Anyone experiencing issues with physical access on campus is asked to email Estates Services.

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Diversity Calendar 2016

The Diversity Calendar provides information on cultural and religious dates.

If you are interested in organising diversity events or have suggestions please contact the Equality and Diversity Manager.
Email: equalopportunities@strath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)141 548 2811 

Please click here to open the Strathclyde Diversity Calendar 2016  

Grateful thanks to ww.happy.co.uk/ for allowing to download a free 2016 Happy Cultural Planner



Legislation updates

University and the Equality Act 2010

The Act sets a new expectation that public services (education providers, employers and businesses) must treat everyone with dignity and respect.

The Technical Guidance on Further and Higher Education sets out the Equality Act’s responsibilities on further and higher education providers in relation to provision of education and access to benefits, facilities or services, both educational and non-educational to people with protected characteristics including: age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

Read the guidance by clicking this link: Technical Guidance on Further and Higher Education

Scottish specific equality duties



University of Strathclyde

Equality & Diversity Office
Graham Hills building 

Room 208
50 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QE   

+44 (0)141 548 2811


Tweets by @StrathEquality

E&D Manager: Naseem Anwar


Gender Equality Officer: Annie McLaughlin



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