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Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity Statement

Royal Holloway, University of London (hereafter 'the College') is proud to continue its tradition of providing excellent education on the basis of merit. It commit to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all in employment, admissions and in its teaching, learning and research activities.

The College is committed to ensure that:

  •  it creates a positive, inclusive environment, free from prejudice, bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination within the College. 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 the College are treated fairly, with dignity and respect
  •  people and diverse groups with multiple identities and individual differences are recognised and valued
  •  we will provide our staff and associates with the knowledge and skills they need to understand and meet their equality and diversity responsibilities


The Equality Act 2010:

Puts a general duty on public sector bodies, including higher and further education institutions to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who do and do not share a protected characteristic
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share a protected characteristic.

As a public body and a charity, the College must meet this general duty both as employer and as provider of public services, and show ‘due regard’ to the duty across all of its functions.

The nine ‘protected characteristics’ referred to are:



EnD Age    



EandD Disability  


Gender Reassignment



Marriage & Civil Partnership

EandD marriage    


Pregnancy & Maternity

EandD Pregnancy  





Religion & Belief 

EandD Religion   





Sexual Orientation

EandD sexual Orinetation  



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