Equality & diversity

At Heriot-Watt University, we embrace a positive attitude towards the promotion of equality and diversity and take pride in creating a working, educational and social atmosphere that is inclusive of everyone.

We take a holistic approach to equalities, looking to establish and maintain an open and accessible working and learning environment where students and staff are able to reach their full potential.

Gender equality

Heriot-Watt University was a founding member of the Athena SWAN Charter, a scheme that recognises excellence in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) employment in higher education.

Membership of the Charter is open to any university or research institution that is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in SET in higher education and research.

We have held a Bronze Award since 2007.

Further information

Find out more about equality and diversity at Heriot-Watt University.