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Advancing equality and diversity in universities and colleges

ECU's equality charters

ECU’s equality charters enable organisations to apply for an award recognising their commitment to, and progress on, equality and diversity, particularly in race and gender.

Equality charters explained

Find out more about our equality charters aimed at recognising, progressing and committing to equality and diversity in higher education.

Athena SWAN Charter

Recognising commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia, addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines, professional and support functions and removing the obstacles faced by women.

Race Equality Charter

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



Developing black and minority ethnic talent

ECU's response to Baroness McGregor-Smith's review into issues faced by businesses in developing Black and minority ethnic talent

BME Minority ethnic Race Race equality charter mark


Setting equality outcomes: guidance for Scottish institutions

Helping universities and colleges in Scotland develop and disseminate new equality outcomes by 30 April 2017


ECU response: Teaching Excellence Framework consultation

ECU has responded to the TEF consultation


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