Equality and Diversity at AUB

Equality and Diversity at AUB


Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Equality is the underlying principle which entitles everyone to freedom from unfair discrimination. The emphasis of good equalities practice is to provide an environment which encourages positive attitudes to difference and equal opportunities for all.


All members of the University’s community including staff, students, visitors and contractors have a responsibility to treat others fairly and respectfully regardless of the characteristics which may define their identity. These include the legally protected characteristics which are: Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and Civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion or belief (including lack of belief), Sex and Sexual orientation. The University has committed to provide a working and learning environment founded on dignity, respect and equity where discrimination of any kind is treated with the utmost seriousness.

Equality and Diversity Plan 2015 – 2020

The Equality and Diversity Plan describes how the Arts University Bournemouth aims to advance its moral, social and legal obligations to put equalities at the heart of every area of activity. The plan is intended to ensure that every member of the University’s community is treated fairly and respectfully regardless of the characteristics that may define their identity. It seeks to do more than simply ‘promote’ equalities and is focused on outcomes and real progress.

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