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The Equality Act 2010 introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), which came into force in Scotland on 27 May 2012.

The PSED requires universities and public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The protected characteristics covered by the Public Sector Equality Duty are:  

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment     
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief   
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

The Public Sector Equality Duty covers all the protected characteristics apart from marriage and civil partnership, for which public bodies will only have to demonstrate due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination in employment.

Why equality monitoring is required?
Stonewall guide for people concerned about completing equality monitoring information: What's It Got To Do With You?

The Equality Act 2010 places Equality Duties on the University - schedule of requirements

The University of Strathclyde in meeting its Public Sector Equality Duty responsibility has produced the following reports including:

You may use the information by acknowledging the University of Strathclyde.


External Reports

Equality Challenge Unit’s annual statistics reports provide a comprehensive overview of staff and students demographics in UK higher education.

Reports are available here

Please also check the Equality and Human Rights Commission website for updated information on national UK legislation and relevant Codes of Practice.


Old Equality Reports

University of Strathclyde

Equality & Diversity Office
Graham Hills building

Room 208b
50 George Street
G1 1QE   

+44 (0)141 548 2811


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