Welcome to Equality and Diversity at Royal Holloway.
The College has made a commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion for all, and strives to go beyond the public sector duty placed upon us by the Equality Act 2010. We believe that all staff, students and visitors should find the College to be a supportive and nurturing environment, free from bullying, harassment, discrimination or victimisation, and we hope that we can support this to be the case through our proactive equality and diversity work.
The College is committed to ensure that:
- it creates 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 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. (From the Royal Holloway Equality Scheme 2014-17.) The Equality & Diversity team offers support to both staff and students regarding equality and diversity issues.
The nine ‘protected characteristics’ referred to are: