About the University of Leicester

Protected characteristics - supporting staff and students

The Equality Act 2010 provides modern, single legal framework with clear law to better tackle disadvantage and discrimination. There are nine protected characteristics covered by The Equality Act:

At the University of Leicester, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to flourish in an inclusive environment. We will take a proactive approach to advancing equality and inclusion for all our students, staff and stakeholders, regardless of age, disability, race/ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, religion or belief/non-belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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