Strategy, policies and annual reports

Through recognising and valuing our rich and diverse community and the unique contribution of each individual, we believe we can become a leading international university with a reputation for excellence and quality.


The equality, diversity and inclusion strategy we are finalising will set out our approach to equality and diversity up until 2025. It will outline our ongoing work towards embedding equality at the heart of our activities and seek to consolidate and build upon the significant progress that has already been achieved.

Overall, the aims of the strategy are to:

  • Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues are fully embedded within university policy and practice.
  • Create a positive, safe and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors.
  • Make effective use of people’s skills, abilities and diverse experience.

The strategy applies to everyone who visits, works and studies with us and, more broadly, anyone associated with the University of Surrey. This includes staff, students, contractors, visitors and alumni, regardless of race or ethnicity, sex, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status, marriage and civil partnership status or socio-economic background. It should be read in conjunction with other relevant university policies and strategies.


See a full list of university policies.

Annual reports

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 requires all public bodies to meet a general duty. It covers all protected groups and requires public bodies to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.