Regent’s University London is committed to creating a responsive educational setting which is culturally diverse, inclusive and a setting in which everyone is treated equally and with dignity and respect.
The University is continually developing a student community which values diversity and promotes equality and inclusion in all aspects of its academic, learning, pastoral support, facilities, services and student engagement environment. The University’s “2020 Vision” and associated strategy was undertaken to embed equality into all of its functions.
How we support diversity
Regent’s recently received a Silver Award for Equality and Inclusion from the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.
The University strives to protect students against unlawful treatment based on protected characteristics by ensuring that all students are aware of their responsibilities in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy applies to all aspects of the student journey including student recruitment, admissions, academic learning, student support, learning support, facilities, IT, and associated communication. This policy applies to students, prospective students, associated visitors and guests.
The University takes discrimination, harassment and bullying seriously and has a responsibility to ensure that any student’s concerns are resolved as quickly as possible.
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 unifies and supersedes all previous legislation affecting equality and discrimination in England, Scotland and Wales, and establishes a focused approach to equality law. It includes regulations affecting employment, the provision of services, education and accessibility of buildings, websites and transport. Fundamentally, it defines several ‘protected characteristics’, and broadly extends the same rights and protections to members of all the protected groups.
The Act defines the following protected characteristics. The discrimination, harassment and victimisation of a person, or group of people, who identify with any of these protected characteristics is unlawful, including institutional discrimination and failure to provide fair access through negligence:
Religion and belief
As a multicultural community, there are many religions, faiths and beliefs represented among the University's staff and students, which contribute to the rich environment that we enjoy. People are supported and encouraged to express their beliefs openly and with understanding of others, who may have complimentary or contrasting beliefs. The University also recognises a person's right to not hold a religious belief or faith.
For those who practice prayer, there are facilities provided on campus. The Prayer and Quiet Room, for prayer and reflection, is located in the Darwin Basement.
Local places of worship and useful contacts
Some helpful contacts for Interfaith Groups
Regent's University London is committed to providing a supportive and safe environment for all students to study in, including any student who identifies as LGBTQIAQ.
This might be the first time thinking about your sexual orientation or gender identity, in which case, there is reassurance to be had in knowing that the university seeks to create a safe environment for you to question and explore, by supporting a policy of diversity and equality for all staff and students.
Read an article about ‘coming out’ (telling others) here.