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Advance HE's equality charters

Advance HE'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.


Equality Challenge Unit

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Attracting diversity in student access and recruitment

What are Scottish further and higher education institutions doing to tackle disadvantage and underrepresentation in student access across protected characteristics?



Reporting staff data on sex to HESA and HMRC

Advance HE has received several queries from higher education institutions (HEIs) about how to gather equality data on sex following recent changes to the Higher Education Statistical Agency’s (HESA) monitoring questions.

Sexual orientation


Research Insight - Migrant female academics in higher education

This second Research Insight focuses on the influence of non-UK nationality and ethnicity on migrant female academics’ role and position in UK higher education.


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