The University is required to consider the equality impact of its policies, procedures, decisions and activities to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).  Completing an Equality Analysis of policies and procedures supports the University in compliance with the general and specific duties of the PSED. In order to embed best practice into all of The University’s activities consideration of the impact on equality shall form an integral aspect of all policy formulation and decisions.

The University will review policies and procedures every three years or when legislation requires, to assess their impact on students, potential students, alumni and staff from different groups, and will build consideration of equality and diversity implications into its strategic planning and review processes at Institutional, Faculty and Departmental level.

Assessing the impact of policies and procedures will be achieved through an inclusive and interactive process as defined in the Equality Analysis Guidelines. Completion of the Equality Analysis is the responsibility of the policy holder.