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Advancing equality and diversity in universities and colleges

Equality charter marks

ECU's charter marks recognise work that institutions are doing to advance equality and diversity.

Athena SWAN

Recognising commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine employment in higher education and research.

Gender equality charter mark

Addressing gender inequalities and imbalance in the arts, humanities and social sciences, in particular the underrepresentation of women in senior roles.

Race equality charter mark

Improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.



Invitation to tender: Customer relationship management system and website portal

ECU invites tenders for the delivery of a fully integrated customer relationship management system and website user portal.


What is Women's Day? Is it really necessary?

Gemma Tracey ponders what international women’s day, and women’s history month means in the higher education sector, 100 years on.



Equality and diversity good practice fund

Bringing 29 projects across England together to support learners to achieve in FE

Good practice fund

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