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Providing support

How to support specific groups of staff and students

  • Disabled people

    People with impairments may face barriers to education and employment in HEIs. Providing support and adjustments can remove these barriers and therefore support the development of an inclusive environment

  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual people

    HEIs can make a significant difference to the lives of their lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) staff and students by adopting a clear approach to LGB equality and providing appropriate support

  • Religion and belief

    Supporting the practice and expression of religion and belief among staff and students

  • International staff and students

    Develop an inclusive environment for international staff and students

  • Trans people

    There are growing numbers of trans people working and learning in higher education institutions and colleges. Ensure your institution is inclusive and provides appropriate support

  • Mental health

    Very few staff and students have disclosed a mental health condition to their HEI or college. Make sure your university or college has an inclusive environment

  • Suicide guidance

    Any instance of suicide at a higher education institution must be dealt with sensitively, recognising the impact it will have on friends, family, and the educational community.

  • Socio-economic background

    Looking beyond the protected characteristics to tackle disadvantage in attainment, progression and employability.

  • Pregnant students, prospective and current parents

    Ensure that your students are not discriminated against on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity