Equality & Diversity

HSAD is committed to providing an environment that promotes equality for all and celebrates its diverse community.

We value everyone equally and do not treat anyone less favourably on the basis of gender, disability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion/faith/belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity or marriage or civil partnership status.

These are the protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

The Hull School of Art & Design expects all staff, students, visitors and on site contractors/temporary staff to do the same. We expect and encourage staff and students to work together to overcome all forms of discrimination and harassment. Through our shared school values every individual is respected as of right and this should always be reflected in our language, behaviours and actions.

The School of Art is fully committed to the ongoing implementation of its Single Equality Scheme and to complying with all equality legislation, aiming to achieve the following objectives:

  • That no unfair or unlawful discrimination will be applied in education, training or employment opportunities.
  • That the diverse nature of our HSAD community will be reflected and celebrated at all levels within the School of Art & Design.
  • That the needs and interests or our diverse community will be fairly represented within the curriculum offered by HSAD.

At induction, staff and students are provided with further information about Equality and Diversity within HSAD and what they can do to make a difference. Following this, all staff are required to take mandatory Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding modules.

If staff or students become aware of discriminatory behaviour or actions taking place, they are encouraged to report this by either contacting their Course Leader (if appropriate) or the Student Services Manager. The matter will be taken seriously and will be investigated.

Copies of HSAD’s equality and associated policies and procedures e.g. Single Equality Scheme, Personal Harassment Code of Practice (staff), bullying and harassment procedure (in the Student Charter) are available on the intranet (Portal: staff, Moodle: students) and are included in the staff handbook and student journal as appropriate.

They are also available in alternative formats upon request from the Marketing Department.

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