SGUL values  diversity and is committed to creating a positive learning environment where all people are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed  to enabling students to fulfil their personal potential. Therefore the University aims to provide fair treatment in study, recreation and leisure for its students and visitors. No student will be treated less favourably on the grounds of gender or gender identity.

Unlawful sex discrimination happens when someone is treated unfairly because of their sex. Women, men and transsexual people can all experience sex discrimination.

Sex discrimination law covers all types of organisations. A higher education institution should not discriminate against a student at their institution in the provision of education, or access to any benefit, facility or service, by excluding them or by subjecting them to any other detriment because of their sex.

To achieve gender equality, SGUL is committed to recognising and addressing embedded patterns of disadvantage based on gender stereotyping and to promoting equal opportunity between men and women.

A definition of the term sex in this context

This is used to describe biological differences between women and men.

A definition of the term gender in this context

This refers to the wider social roles and relationships which structure men’s and women’s lives.  Both sexes suffer from the effects of gender stereotyping. Fair treatment should be based on the need of the student or visitor and not on the gender of that person.

Domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence

If you, or someone you know, is affected by domestic abuse, stalking, harassment or honour-based abuse you can seek confidential advice and support from the Equality & Diversity Lead who has been specifically trained to handle issues of domestic abuse, stalking and honour- based violence.

If you have any concerns you can seek confidential advice and support from the Equality & Diversity Lead.