We want to mainstream equality, diversity and inclusion issues and awareness within Edinburgh College of Art. We will do this by supporting and nurturing an inclusive and non-discriminatory working culture.

Celebrating diversity in fashion through emotionally considerate design.

A recent collaboration between Talbot Rice Gallery - the University's art gallery - and HMP Shotts prison has given inhabitants a chance to attend talks and immersive, practical workshops.

Clare McAllister, Curatorial Graduate Trainee at Talbot Rice Gallery, explains how the gallery were delighted to welcome the Scottish Refugee Council’s "Share My Table" group to the University.

ECA supports and promotes all the University's Equality and Diversity initiatives

We are proud that, building on ESALA’s success in 2014, the whole school of ECA has now been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award recognising our work to address and support gender equality.


The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is made up of staff and students from different areas of ECA, with an interest and expertise in these issues.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) received the Athena SWAN Charter Bronze Award on 10th July 2014. It was officially awarded at a ceremony at Durham University.

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, West Court
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

A launch event for a new research cluster of PhD, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff whose work explores issues of sex, gender and sexuality.