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Diversity and inclusion


At Reading, we want to be the place where everyone can fulfil their full potential. We believe that supporting diversity and inclusion helps us to attract and retain high-quality staff and students.

Bullying and harassment

People walking outside next to the URS Building, University of Reading campus.

We have a zero-tolerance policy on any forms of bullying, harassment, and discrimination against any person because of their actual or perceived age, race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, nationality, socio-economic status, background, political views, or any other identifiable characteristic.

Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.

The School of the Built Environment was awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award in April 2024.

Athena SWAN Silver Award