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What are Protected Characteristics

Protected Characteristics refers to groups of people who are more likely to be discriminated against or disadvantaged because of a characteristic they share.

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As a member-led organisation, the MU often asks for members' opinions on a whole range of topics to ensure that our work represents your views. Our equality networks are an important part of this process.

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