Equal Opportunities Policy
ESHA is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.
ESHA is therefore committed to a policy and practice, which require that, for students, admission to ESHA and progression within the course will be determined only by personal ability and by performance.
Subject to statutory provisions no application for admission as a student will be treated any less favourably than another on the grounds of sex (including gender reassignment), marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
If any person admitted as a student considers that he or she is suffering from unequal treatment on any of the above grounds in his or her admission, he or she may make a complaint to the principal, which will be dealt with through the agreed procedures for complaints or grievances, or the procedures for dealing with bullying or harassment, as appropriate.
ESHA will take active steps to promote good practice. In particular it will:
ESHA will meet all
statutory obligations under relevant legislation and, where appropriate,
anticipate future legal requirements signalled under EU directives. ESHA’s
policy is guided by:
And, in addition, the Codes of Practice, issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality, together with Codes of Practice on Disability and Age Diversity. These codes are not legally binding (though they are admissible as evidence in Employment Tribunals) and ESHA supports them fully.