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Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

The University of Aberdeen is committed to a comprehensive policy on Equality and Diversity for all its staff and students. This policy aims to prevent discriminatory practices and seeks to create a culture where staff and students can reach their full potential.

It is the University’s policy to select and treat staff and students on the basis of their merits only and irrespective of colour, race, nationality, national origins, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, family circumstances, political beliefs, gender, gender reassignment, trade union membership, age or any other unfair distinction.

The University is committed to providing a learning, working and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected, and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment and bullying.

This Equality and Diversity Policy will be monitored and reviewed by the University regularly and promoted throughout the University.

Equality and Diversity Code for Staff and Students

1. Introduction

The University is committed to working towards creating a working and learning environment which is free from discrimination, harassment and prejudice.

This Code is intended to create a culture where all forms of discriminatory behaviour are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

2. Responsibilities

3. Application

The University will apply the Equality and Diversity Policy to all areas of employment including:

The University will apply the Equality and Diversity Policy to its relationship with students including:

Where staff or students have particular requirements related to Equality and Diversity these will be dealt with objectively and accommodated where reasonable and practicable.

4. Implementation

The University undertakes to:

5. Positive action

The University may take positive action where appropriate to increase the representation from people from particular groups that have previously been under represented in the University community.

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