Policies: equality and diversity

UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class or religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. The policies outlined below represent our continued commitment to equality and diversity.


Find out more about UCL's principles and policies including the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2015 to 2020.

Reasonable adjustments

These regulations define how UCL supports students with a disability, long-term medical or mental health condition.


Find out more about UCL's commitment to promoting a multi-ethnic and inclusive environment.


UCL aims to promote equality of access and opportunity regardless of gender, and in all operations to prevent unlawful gender discrimination.


Jeremy Bentham was one of the earliest philosophers to argue for equal rights for homosexuals and UCL continues to support this belief. 

Religion and belief

This policy outlines our commitment to supporting the needs of students from all religious backgrounds and those with no religious affiliation.

Transitioning Gender

This policy explains UCL's support for students who are undergoing gender transition or indentify as trans.