The Public Sector Equality Duty requires universities and other public authorities to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
The protected characteristics referred to in the duty are; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
At Brunel our Equality and Diversity Strategy supports our University’s vision and reflects its values, as expressed in our Strategic Plan. Our strategy goes beyond legal compliance as we aspire to achieve excellence in equality and diversity in all that we do.