About University of Edinburgh
At the University of Edinburgh, we’ve had an extraordinary influence on the world for more than 400 years. As an organisation underpinned by equality, diversity and inclusion we’ve been influenced ourselves, by lots of other ‘worlds’, different people, places, beliefs and ideas. It makes us who we are.
Today, we’re a wonderfully diverse mix of people of all kinds and minds. While that’s an end in itself, when we put these people together and equip and empower them, they imagine, create, test and develop new ideas in a way that others can’t. It changes lives – sometimes individually, sometimes globally.
We don’t take this for granted. Our exceptional, powerful community is protected through bold and positive action. We’ve embedded our values into our processes and systems so that equality, diversity and inclusion is brought to the mainstream in everything that we do. Ultimately, it’ll be seen in all our touchpoints from catering to a curriculum that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and ensures fairness.
The University has always been a unique mix of place, people and practice. The combination creates a magic we actively nurture and embrace wherever we see the need.
Place: Edinburgh is famous for changing the way the world is understood, and for bringing clarity to the deep changes of the times.
People: Our community lives by our shared values, and does so with respect, warmth, empathy and decency.
Practice: Our community, research, teaching, systems, processes, and our hopes, are ambitious. We’ve learned from past mistakes, and we endeavour to stand up for what we know to be right and to do the right thing to make change happen. Often this means focusing on sustainable projects. Other times it means injecting kindness and care into whatever we’re doing.
Our ambition is that the wonderfully diverse characters who choose to join us and grow with us – whether they’re students, staff or partners and whether they’re from Leith, Lisbon or Lilongwe – find that we’re the most welcoming place to study and work. Our goal is that the systemisation of our belief in equality, diversity and inclusion is absorbed into their bones. And so, person-by-person, day-by-day, we make the world a caring, equitable, sustainable place.