The Equality Act 2010 places a general Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) on all public bodies, including higher education institutions. The duty requires all public bodies to proactively take steps to -
Eliminate discrimination, victimisation and harassment;
Advance equality of opportunity between groups of people of diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs; and
Foster and promote good relations between such groups of people.
The equality duty is supported by three specific duties:
To publish information to demonstrate compliance with the equality duty, at least annually;
To set and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objective, at least every four years;
To publish equality information and equality objectives in a manner that is accessible to the public.
The School's Equality Objectives
The School's equality objectives for the next three years are set out in the Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2014-17.
The Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2014-17 identifies actions the School needs to undertake in order to progress equality and diversity. It builds on the achievements of the School’s first Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan (2010-14).
You can access the revised action plan which sets out five equality objectives and the background information which supported the development of the plan below:
Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2014-17 [PDF]
Narrative for Action Plan 2014-17 [PDF]
If you have any queries or feedback, please contact the Equality and Diversity team (please see contact details on the left hand side of this page.)