The University of St Andrews is fully committed to respect and fair treatment for everyone, eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity and delivering fairness to all.
In addition to being compliant with the equality laws (public duties and Human Rights), the University also supports diversity and promotes equality of opportunity for all staff, students and visitors regardless of their:
- ‘Protected Characteristic’ as defined under the Equality Act (2010):
- Caring responsibilities for a ‘Protected Characteristic’ including dependants
- Socio-economic background/grouping
- Union activity
- Unrelated spent criminal convictions
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy outlines the responsibility for promoting inclusive environments, which are free from discrimination for our national and international staff; students; and anyone associated with the University (e.g. visitors, contractors and service providers).
Refer to the full policy published in the University central Governance zone: