Marriage and civil partnership is a protected characteristic referring to a heterosexual couple who are legally married and a same-sex couple who have entered into a civil partnership. 


It does not protect people who are single, divorced, widowed or have dissolved their civil partnerships. We will not discriminate against staff or students because they are married or in a civil partnership.


Equality Challenge Unit - Civil Partnership Guidance (PDF) 

This guidance is about the impact of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 on higher education institutions

Last Updated: Friday, 29 May 2015 12:41