What is equality?
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age and any other relevant protected characteristic.
What is diversity?
Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.
Equality and Diversity at the University of Stirling
At the University of Stirling we are committed to promoting equality and diversity so that all staff, students and visitors to the University can be confident that they will be treated with dignity and respect.
We do not tolerate harassment, victimisation or unjustified discrimination on any of the grounds mentioned above. We aim to maintain a culture inclusive of all sections of society which is free from discrimination and unfair treatment.
Equality and diversity is promoted through a variety of initiatives, e.g. Equality Champions within each school, the establishment of an Equality Action Forum to drive forward the University’s equality activities and raise awareness of best practice and support in equality matters, a planned ‘One Stirling’ Campaign currently under development in collaboration with the Students’ Union.
Gender Action Plan
The University of Stirling published its Gender Action Plan on 14 July 2017, in line with guidance from the Scottish Funding Council.
The Action Plan sets out the institutions commitment to equality and diversity and a range of actions being undertaken to support the gender equality objectives.
The menu on the left provides links to specific areas of equality and diversity activity, e.g. our current policies, and our Equality Outcomes. There is also information on how you can get involved, for example, by undertaking equality training or by joining one of our equality forums. The menu on the right provides you with further information, e.g. Advice and Guidance, and the Staff equality and diversity training module. We hope you find these resources useful.
The University of Stirling was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in September 2013.