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Equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment or equality analysis (EIA, EqIA or EA) is an analysis of the potential or actual effect of a policy, practice, provision or criterion on identifiable groups of people.  Carrying out EIAs not only help us meet the requirements of legislation but also support the University in promoting and advancing equality.

Current legislation requires all public sector bodies and institutions to ensure that decisions they take do not adversely affect individuals covered by the 'Protected Characteristics' outlined in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is currently ensuring this through carrying out EIAs when reviewing or implementing new policy.

If you have any concerns or would like to become involved in the equality work we are doing in this area, please contact the Inclusion Co-ordinator at