Universities Scotland

Race Equality Toolkit

Learning and Teaching

Setting the Context


Addressing race equality within learning and teaching is part of quality enhancement. It is for the benefit of all students, and should not be viewed as only necessary when there are minority ethnic students around. The forthcoming Equality Act 2010 requires all public bodies, including higher education institutions to:

  1. Protected characteristics include race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief.