Equality and Diversity

Information for students about Equality and Diversity at the University of Sheffield


We are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting diversity

Policy for Students

The University of Sheffield is committed to equality of opportunity and to fostering good relations, for students and prospective students. It is the University's policy to treat all students with dignity and respect, irrespective of 'Protected Charateristics' as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Internal Guidance

The Equality Act 2010 seeks to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations related to protected characteristics.

External Guidance

Equality Challenge Unit works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in UK higher education. (Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Universities UK)

Equality and Human Rights Commission has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality.