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Equality and diversity

We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all

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.

Staff monitoring reports

Here are our most recent reports monitoring equality and equal pay among our staff:

Student monitoring reports

Here are our most recent reports monitoring the performance of our students by ethnicity, gender, disability and age.

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

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