Student Support

Equality and Diversity

St George’s, University of London Medical Programme (SGUL) delivered at the University of Nicosia Medical School (UNIC) is proud of its diverse staff and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and everyone is positively encouraged to perform to their highest potential.

The nine strands of equality protected by law

There are nine protected characteristics identified in the United Kingdom’s Equality Act 2010.

Please follow the links for more information on the these nine strands.

In addition, the Quality & Diversity Lead directs the Dignity Advisor scheme which supports staff and student concerns about:

Equality duty, our Equality Objectives and the Single Equality Scheme

St George’s must have ‘due regard’ to the Equality Act of 2010 in all of their policies, practices, procedures and other functions. This is achieved through the university’s equality objectives and the Single Equality Scheme under development at the university. The documents below provide more information about our equality duty, and equality objectives.

Single Equality Scheme (PDF)
St George’s Equality Objectives (PDF)
Information Sharing Protocol Policy (Word)

Medical School Equality & Diversity Committee

The Medical School’s Equality and Diversity Committee considers all issues of equality and diversity including issues arising from student affairs. It makes recommendations for changes in our policy, and oversees equality and diversity issues. The Equality & Diversity Committee makes regular reports to the Medical School’s Quality Assurance Group.


The Equality & Diversity Lead acts as a resource to the Medical School and provides information, practical support and advice on general equality and diversity issues. This includes giving tailored advice to staff and students within the institution on individual cases. This may mean that occasionally, the Equality & Diversity Lead may be privy to confidential information from more than one source.

The Lead will treat all disclosures in strictest confidence unless:

  • the person concerned gives consent to break confidentiality;
  • confidentiality poses a risk of serious harm to the individual or others;
  • is required by Law; or, ordered by a Court.

Equality& Diversity Lead 

Email: [email protected]
Telephone:  +357 22 471948