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Equality & Diversity at Heriot-Watt University

Equality and Diveristy Advisory Group: EDAG

The Equality and Diversity Advisory Group oversees and advises the University on operational and legal compliance matters, interpretation and prioritisation of the equality agenda and ensures effective linkages across the University’s governance structures.

Membership of the group is made up of the following:

  • The Secretary of the University
  • At least 2 Heads of School (one of whom will Chair)
  • Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team lead
  • Trade Union representatives
  • The Heriot-Watt Student Union
  • The Equality and Diversity Advisor
  • Student Support
  • Governance and Legal Services
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Faith Group representative
  • Human Resource Development
  • Directors of Learning and Teaching representative
  • Directors of Research

The Terms of Reference of the Group can be found here 






Equality and Diversity Advisor:
Sharan Virdee
Tel: 0131 451 3980

Disability Adviser:
Lorraine Vallance
Tel: 0131-451-3509

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