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The Equality Act: protected characteristics - click on the links below for further information:

Help and support for unpaid carers:York Carers Centre


The Stop Hate UKhelpline is available on 0800 138 1625, and there is also an 24 hour online chat service


Equality and Diversity Office

The University of York values the diversity of its members and is committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

The role of the Equality and Diversity Office is:

University News


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The University is a proud supporter of its LGBT community and participated in the following events to mark York Pride 2016:




  • Flag Raising

    Students and staff gathered outside Central Hall as the Deputy VC, Professor Saul Tendler, raised a rainbow flag to celebrate the University's welcoming, inclusive and diverse campus, accompanied by music from a student jazz band. 

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York Pride

The University took part in the Pride parade on 18 June from York Minster to the Knavesmire under a joint staff and student banner, before hosting a science-themed stall with family-friendly activities.

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  • Equality and Diversity Annual Report:

  • Read the University of York Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2014-15 and find out about progress on equality work across the University.
  • Equality and Diversity Training:

  • Find out about the range of training and development opportunities for staff run by the University's Learning and Development team.
  • Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office
  • August 2016
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