We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all, both in our employment practices and admissions decisions, and in our teaching, learning and research activities.
Our commitment to equality and diversity
We are committed to ensuring that:
- we create a positive, inclusive environment, free from prejudice, bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination. We will take action to challenge inappropriate behaviour and discriminatory practice
- staff, students, applicants for employment or study, visitors and other persons in contact with Royal Holloway are treated fairly, with dignity and respect
- people and diverse groups with multiple identities and individual differences are recognised and valued
- we provide our staff and associates with the knowledge and skills they need to understand and meet their equality and diversity responsibilities.
Our responsibilities under The Equality Act 2010
As a public body and a charity, we have a general duty to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- advance equality of opportunity between people who do and do not share a protected characteristic (protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation)
- foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share a protected characteristic.
We must meet this general duty both as an employer and as a provider of public services, showing ‘due regard’ across all of our functions.
How we’re meeting our responsibilities
Our Equality Scheme 2018-2021 sets out the actions we need to take to enable us to meet our legal obligations, develop good practice and ensure that a concern for equality is embedded in our policies and procedures.
The scheme is currently in the form of a Consultation document - we hope to produce a final version by March 2018. A feedback form is available. This scheme replaces our previous scheme, the Equality and Diversity Scheme 2014-17.
Staff monitoring reports
Here are our most recent reports monitoring equality and equal pay among our staff:
- Equality Monitoring Report 2013/14
- Equality Monitoring Report 2012/13
- Equality Monitoring Report 2011/12
- Equality Monitoring Report 2010/11
- Equal Pay Audit 2014
- Equal Pay Audit 2016
Student monitoring reports
Here are our most recent reports monitoring the performance of our students by ethnicity, gender, disability and age.
- Undergraduate student performance 2013
- Undergraduate student performance 2012a
- Undergraduate student performance 2012b
- Undergraduate student performance 2011a
- Undergraduate student performance 2011b
- Postgraduate taught student performance 2014
- Postgraduate taught student performance 2013a
- Postgraduate taught student performance 2013b
- Postgraduate taught student performance 2012
- Postgraduate taught student performance 2012a
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