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Equality & Diversity at Heriot-Watt University

At Heriot-Watt University, we embrace a positive attitude towards the promotion of equality and diversity and take pride in our efforts to create a working, educational and social atmosphere which is inclusive of everyone.

Tackling inequalities is a major challenge. Our Equality and Diversity Advisor, Sharan Virdee takes a lead role in making sure that equality and diversity is a primary consideration throughout the University.

Heriot-Watt University takes a holistic approach to equalities, looking to establish and maintain an open and accessible working and learning environment where students and staff are able to reach their full potential.


Heriot-Watt University achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in the April 2013 submission round. You can find out information about our approach to Athena SWAN here


You can find our Equality Outcomes here

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

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

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