Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

ED&I at the School of Law

The School of Law is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion for staff and students in line with the University’s vision and commitment through its ED&I Committee. Supported by the Head of School, the committee oversees and implements the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion related policies and aims to foster a positive culture and work/study environment based on tolerance and inclusion. 

Gender Equality

Bronze Award

The School of Law currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award, renewed in 2024. The School is committed to continue furthering gender eqaulity in the field of law by upholding the Athena SWAN princeples and implementing our Bronze Action Plan.  Our complete application and action plan is available for perusal. 

Bronze Application 2024

Bronze Action Plan 2024

Bronze Award Certificate June 2024


Resources & Newsletters

Read our School of Law Athena SWAN Newsletters:

LGBTQ+ Inclusion


The EDI committee is committed to supporting LGBT+ inclusion of students and staff. The EDI Committee is currently in the process of collecting data on student and staff experiences to create an action plan

Get in touch with our LGBT+ Champion: Dr Francesca Farrington


Support for LGBTQI+ Students

LGBTQI+ Welcome Postcard

LGBT Switchboard – Switchboard is an LGBTQ+ helpline – a place for calm words when you need them most. They’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits and conversations are 100% confidential.


LGBTQ+ & Law

Queer Perspectives In Law*: 

*This list was originally created by the Squire Law Library in Cambridge. The EDI committee would like to thank them for sharing it with us. 

EDI Events and Activities

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Events

Law & Racial Injustice by Dr Bharat Malkani (Cardiff University)

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 14:00 - 15:00

Event Organised by the School of Law Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees to commemorate Black History Month

Moderator: Dr Francesca Farrignton

A Conversation about Work-Life Balance with Margaret L Ross (Emeritus Professor in Law, University of Aberdeen) and Professor Angela J Black (Business School, University of Aberdeen).

Tuesday, 8 December 2020. 12:00 – 13:00 GMT.

Event Organised by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committees of the School of Law and Business School.

Opening Remarks: Dr Titilayo Adebola, Ms Anne-Michelle Slater, Dr Qiang Cai and Mr Mark Whittington.

Moderator: Dr Eddy Wifa.

Centering Race in International Law by Professor James Thuo Gathii (Wing Tat-Lee Chair, Loyola University Chicago).

Thursday, 22 October 2020. 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

Event Organised by the School of Law Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees to commemorate Black History Month

Opening Remarks: Professor Greg Gordon.

Moderator: Dr Titilayo Adebola.


Get in touch!

Who Can I Talk To?

If you would like to discuss any equality, diversity, and inclusion related matters within the School of Law, please contact Professor Greg Gordon (Head of School),  Dr Titilayo Adebola (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Lead), Dr Francesca Farrington (Deputy EDI Lead & LGBTQ+ Ally), Professor Anne-Michelle Slater (Athena SWAN Lead).

All complaints and enquiries will be treated as confidential, but we understand if you prefer further assurance of your anonymity. For this purpose, the University of Aberdeen also has an Online Reporting Tool which can be used to submit anonymous complaints.

Additional Resources

The University of Aberdeen and the School of Law are fully committed to equality for all its staff and students. You can find additional information and resources on the central Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion pages.

We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all our students. Further information about services available can be accessed on our Student Support pages.