Equality and diversity

Our work aims to inspire, motivate and encourage people from all backgrounds to feel empowered and engaged with science. Our strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of this.

Feeling like we each belong in an environment enables us to give our best and makes us grow. At Glasgow Science Centre, we believe in creating a work environment where everyone feels welcome, respected, supported and valued no matter who you are or where you come from. We know that this will enable us to better serve the needs of our diverse audiences.

We welcome people from all sections of the community to work with us and aim to increase opportunity and remove barriers for everyone, particularly under-represented groups.

We were delighted to be recognised as a Rising Star at the Herald Diversity Awards 2019 and for our work in relation to Inclusive Tourism at the Scottish Thistle Awards 2020.

In 2021 and 2022, Glasgow Science Centre received a Bronze Standard Award from Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) through the TIDE (Talent Inclusion & Diversity Evaluation) benchmarking scheme in relation to our organisational approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

In 2022, we were recognised as a Star Performer at the Herald Diversity Awards and were Highly Commended at the ENEI Inclusivity Excellence Awards 2022 in recognition for our innovative approach to diversity and inclusion through our inclusive recruitment practice.

We are proud to be awarded the Disability Confident Small Business Award 2023 recognising and celebrating our commitment to improving disability inclusion and inspiring others to do the same. 

"image of Thistle Award, Herald Award, Disability Confident Award and Bronze Tide Award"


Disability confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means we welcome and want to attract, recruit and retain disabled people within our workforce, so we can benefit from their skills and talents.

Anyone who applies for one of our vacancies through the disability confident scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum essential job requirements.

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Belong @ Glasgow Science Centre video

This is a Team GSC film to celebrate National Inclusion Week 2019 featuring inclusion pledges made by staff. Thanks to everyone involved!

During the week staff enjoyed an afternoon cuppa and chat at an Inclusivi-tea event, inclusion webinars, a quiz & pledged to make a difference (watch the video!).

Timestamps of the pledges featured on the cards in video:-

0:05 - Showcase more amazing work by staff through social media and videos!

0:09 - Help develop our BSL presence

0:15 - Promote diversity as a driver of innovation in all our projects!

0:23 - Smile and acknowledge everyone @GSC regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, etc

0:26 - Help create a work environment where we can all get involved

0:35 - Make sure our systems are able to reflect the diverse people we work with and engage.

0:37 - Use my platform to promote diverse stories and inclusive practice

0:54 - Actively listen without judgement! Take on other people’s point of view

0:59 - Welcome Everyone!

1:06 - Really listen to people and try my hardest to understand differing opinions and attitudes

1:17 - Embrace diversity

1:25 - Spend more time getting to know people outside my department

1:31 - Celebrate diversity in our science programme

1:38 - Encourage enthusiastic inclusion of all ethnicities, orientations, and preferences

1:42 - Be a good listener and get everyone collaborating!

1:53 - Respect others and act with kindness and compassion

2:02 - Be a friend to all of my colleagues at GSC

2:08 - Communicate with compassion

2:17 - Listen, understand and support!

2:21 - Include accessibility in my work

2:26 - Help anyone volunteer

2:31 - Create an environment for all to live and learn together. Teamwork makes the dream work.

2:35 - Invite, listen to and learn from other different perspectives

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