Equality and Diversity Policy

GUSRC does not discriminate against any group of persons on the grounds of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family circumstances, marital or civil partnership status, political or sexual orientation, race, religion, gender or gender identity.

The omission of other groups should not be interpreted as condoning discrimination against them.

GUSRC recognises that discrimination can be direct or indirect and can take place at a personal or at an institutional level and can manifest as:

  • Direct discrimination: treating a person less favourably on grounds of a protected characteristic.
  • Indirect discrimination: applying any requirement or condition which, though applied equally to everybody, is such that a considerably smaller proportion of people of one group can comply with it than the proportion of other people, unless the requirement or condition can be shown to be justifiable irrespective of a protected characteristic.

Download our full Equality & Diversity Policy.