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.



Perspectives on mainstreaming equality: reporting on progress

27 November 2014: The second event of the current mainstreaming programme for HEIs and colleges in Scotland.

Colleges Higher education Mainstreaming Scotland


Equality and diversity good practice fund

The Equality and diversity good practice fund has awarded grants of up to £30,000 for projects supporting learners to achieve in FE in England

Good practice fund


Equality in colleges in Scotland: statistical report 2014

ECU's report into the equality challenges facing colleges in Scotland

Colleges Scotland Statistical report

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