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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

To promote and advance good practice across the Institute to benefit all staff and students in all areas including gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion and belief.


Institute for Women's Health group photo, UCL

Equality.....

is about developing a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential. The Equality Act 2010 is designed to address unfair discrimination, harassment and victimization; advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. There are 9 protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Diversity.....

acknowledges and values the full range of differences between people both in the workplace and in wider society. Diversity acknowledges that both entry into the workplace and an individual realising their potential once there can be influenced by a range of factors beyond the characteristics included within equality legislation, including social, economic and educational background, professional background, hierarchical level, working style, nationality etc.

Inclusion.....

refers to an individual’s experience within the workplace and wider society and the extent to which they feel valued and included.


Useful links

UCL Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality Act 2010