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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.



Equalitylink June 2016

Read June's round-up of equality news and information


And they're off!

The starting gun has been fired for the extended Athena SWAN Charter, and new award winners have shown admirable pace, says Professor Helen Beebee.


Gender pay gap reporting clarification

Higher education institutions in the public sector not covered by new gender pay gap regulations.


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