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The following websites provide relevant and useful information on wide range of equality issues. However, please note the University of Strathclyde is not responsible for maintaining or endorse the materials provided by external websites.

Research Councils UK - RCUK

If a link is not working please inform the University Equality office.

Useful Contacts at Strathclyde University

Key University Services with telephone numbers and contact emails  

University Chaplains

Contact details for Chapalins at the University of Strathclyde

A-Z equality terminology guide

The A to Z guide provides list of words, phrases and organisations that are most commonly used and referred to in the higher education diversity environment. 

Unconsciouness Bias

Hidden Bias Tests measure unconscious, or automatic, biases. Your willingness to examine your own possible biases is an important step in understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society.  

Vitae: Every Researcher Counts

Dedicated resources, case studies and stakeholder briefings to improve the understanding of equality and diversity issues amongst those who support and manage researchers within higher education institutions.

Country reports on measures to combat discrimination

These reports cover discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief and sexual orientation. There is one report for each of the 28 EU Member States

Access to Work scheme

Access to Work is part of JobCentre Plus and offers funding, advice and information to disabled people and employers.
Action on Hearing Loss Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf people) and provides advice and support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus.
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through promoting better employment relations and HR excellence.
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) 

Acas has produced guides for employers on equality and avoiding discrimination.

Adherents This website provides statistics and religious citations for over 4200 religions, denominations, faith groups, movements and similar.
Athena SWAN Charter The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research. Institutions can subscribe to become members and work through three awards: bronze, silver and gold standard.

The University of Strathclyde became the only institution in the UK to gain a Bronze University award in 2011.
Scottish Resource Centre

The Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology sets out to create sustainable change for women in SET sectors throughout Scotland. 

Scottish Womens Convention

The convention helps to shape public policy by ensuring that the views of women across Scotland are heard.

Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK's commitment to driving rapid cultural change in the management of equality and diversity in institutions receiving research council funding.

BBC This website provides information about world religions, including a multi-faith calendar.
Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS) BEMIS is the national Ethnic Minorities led umbrella body promoting and supporting the development and inclusion of the ethnic minorities’ voluntary sector in Scotland.
Black and Asian British resources Black and Asian British resources at the British Library
Making Freedom The MAKING FREEDOM exhibition marks the 175th anniversary of the 1838 emancipation of nearly a million Africans in the Caribbean and is on tour during 2014 and 2015.

Windrush Foundation plays the leading role in preserving the history of the arrival of the first post war wave of Caribbean settlers at Tilbury Docks, Essex on 21 June 1948, and the celebration of their contribution to the making of modern Britain.

Ethnic Politics Website that looks into voting patterns in black and minority ethnic communities
Inclusive Curriculum Project A range of guides developed by the Geography Discipline Network including supporting disabled learners with various impairments.
Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination, harassment or victimisation against people based on their protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. 
Equality Challenge Unit The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education across the four nations of the UK, and in further education in Scotland.
Equality Human Rights Commission The EHRC is a statutory organisation promoting equality and human rights to create a fairer society. The Commission provides advice and good practice guidelines on legislation.
Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) The Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) works with the AT community to support innovation in product development and good practice in service provision.
Glasgow Disability Alliance GDA is a membership-led organisation of disabled people and groups in Glasgow. Its mission is to act as a collective, representative voice of disabled people, promoting equality, rights and social justice.
Home Office Equalities Unit The Equalities team has responsibility in assisting the UK government on equality strategy and legislation.

I, Too, Am Harvard project

This is photo campaign exploring the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.

Similar campaigns have been carried out by black and minority ethnic students at Birmingham and Oxford Universities.

Invisible visible minority

Book about people of African descent in Europe published by the European Network Against Racism.

Gender Segregation at Events The guide 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.
Interfaith The Interfaith network promote good relations between people of different faiths in the UK including Baha'i; Buddhist; Christian; Hindu; Jain; Jewish; Muslim; Sikh; and Zoroastrian.
Scottish Inter Faith Council The Scottish Inter Faith Council works to raise awareness of different faith communities and to build good relations between persons of different religious faiths through dialogue, understanding and co-operation.
Humanist Society Scotland The Humanist Society aims to promote a secular Scotland through work on policy, in education and by providing support, advice and information for humanists.
Stonewall Stonewall is a lobbying group promoting equality and challenging discrimination against lesbian, gay and bi-sexual (LGB) people.
Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2014 Booklet containing list of top gay friendly employers.
Starting Out

This guide provides you LGB students with tips for your job search and how to develop your career. Request a free copy:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth Scotland Provide a range of support services and opportunities for young LGBT people.
The Scottish Transgender Alliance The Scottish Transgender Alliance aims to improve the lives and experiences of transgender people by promoting full inclusion of transgender equality and rights within wider equality initiatives.
Gender Identity Research and Education Society GIRES provides information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them.
Scottish Association for Mental Health SAMH is Scotland's leading mental health charity and provides diverse range of resources and support.
Mental Health and Work The Royal College of Psychiatrists website provides guidance on mental health in the workplace.
See Me 

‘see me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

Nil by Mouth Nil by Mouth purpose is of achieving Scotland society which is free from sectarianism and where cultural and religious diversity is respected and celebrate by everyone.
Opportunity Now Opportunity Now works with employers in creating opportunities and an inclusive workplace for women.
Race for Opportunity Race for Opportunity works with employers on promoting and implementing race quality in the workplace.
Runnymede Trust Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank generating research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
Royal National Institute for the Blind RNIB support children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives.
The British Organisation of Sikh Students (BOSS) Boss supports the development of Sikh students and youth in general.
Sikh Articles of Faith

A good practice guide for employers and service providers in Scotland (EHRC)

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) FOSIS provides support to Muslim students in further and higher education in UK.
The Student Christian Movement The Student Christian Movement provides supports to students of every Christian denomination.
The Union of Jewish Students (UJS) UJS supports Jewish students in celebrating and engaging with Judaism and defends the rights of Jewish students.
Windsor Fellowship An organisation providing opportunities and support to Black and Asian students on personal development and training.
The Scottish Funding Council The Council’s provides funding to colleges and universities to support learning, research and knowledge exchange, which results in improved economic, educational, social, civic, and cultural outcomes for the people of Scotland.
The Scottish Government This website provides information on responsibilities of the Scottish Government with respect to health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing, transport and Scottish specific legislation.
Scottish Equality Evidence Framework The Scottish Government is committed to improving Scotland's equality evidence. This website provides information and guidance to consider when gathering and using equality evidence.
TechDis JISC TechDis is a leading UK advisory service on technologies for inclusion and promotes inclusive practices, resources and advice for learning and teaching in UK higher education, further education and skills sector, and independent and specialist colleges.
Strategies for Creating Inclusive Programmes of Study SCIPS is a resource, primarily for teachers and trainers, developed at the University of Worcester. It offers strategies for promoting inclusive teaching, learning and assessment within programmes of study taught at degree level.
Learning Support for Disabled Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities Good practice guides produced from the 'Learning Support for Disabled Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities' project, funded by HEFCE's Improving Provision for Disabled Students Funding Programme.
Race Equality Toolkit: Learning and Teaching This toolkit supports academic staff in embedding race equality within curriculum design and learning and teaching.
Teachability The application of ideas of accessibility and of universal design to teaching practices is challenging, and needs to be thought through. This website provides good practice guidelines on supporting and meeting the diverse needs of students with disabilities.


Think, Act, Report

Voluntary initiative to help improve gender equality in the workforce. It sets out a simple, step-by-step framework to help companies think about key issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion and pay.

EHRC Published reports March 2013

Equality and Human Right Commission published reports.

Asian in Britain

Information on the history of Asians in Britain

UK Black

The hub for African and Caribbean community news online. It’s been developed by the BBC Local Radio community specialists and is a collation of diaspora content online.

Women in Science and Engineering

WISE (Women into Science, Engineering) helps organisations to inspire women and girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers.

Assistance dogs: guide for businesses

Short guide to help businesses understand how to deal with assistance dogs on their premises.

Safe Campus Communities

Ensuring universities remain safe and secure places of study and where debate and free speech can prosper, and safe campus communities can thrive.

That's what she said

National Union of Students report That's what she said: Women students' experiences of lad culture in higher education.


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