Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
Students in education have a right to fair treatment and to be respected. They have a right to free thought and free expression and to be educated without threats or mistreatment.
Education providers should not only respect these rights, but should actively seek to support them. This section looks at some of the areas of education and school, college or university life where these rights are most important.