Protected Characteristics


We seek to create the conditions whereby students and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstance, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

All staff can access information on our policies, procedures and benefits on the HR website.  However, the links below give information of particular relevance to each protected characteristics.

The Equality Act provides protection from discrimination on nine characteristics.  Please click on the links for more details on each Protected Characteristic.