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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.


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Equality handbooks for governors

Handbooks for governors of higher education institutions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Governing bodies


Three principles to tackle underrepresentation in your institution

Third blog post from Senior Policy Adviser Chris Brill on the underrepresentation of particular groups in higher education and how these inequalities should, and are, being tackled.



Equality in higher education: statistical report 2016

Our ninth annual statistical report presents high-level equality data to highlight national issues and support institutional benchmarking.

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