Further reading, useful links and funding opportunities

This page contains links on challenging preconceptions and, because women are under-represented in Informatics, information about Women in science and technology, together with links to equality legislation and advice and information on "protected characteristics", including additional resources related to those topics.

Challenging preconceptions


Women in science and technology

Funding for women 

University of Edinburgh funding search portal for all students

Equality: legislation and advice

Equality Act 2010

Equality Challenge Unit

University's Equality and Diversity website: Policies

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010  covers nine "protected characteristics" - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation. For further information see the University's Equality and Diversity web pages on protected characteristics.

Equality Act 2010

Protected Characteristics at the University

Additional resources (internal and external) related to these characteristics:



Gender reassignment



Religion or belief


Sexual orientation

Pregnancy and maternity/ paternity