Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA)

Undertaking an EqIA will provide an opportunity to consider how decisions, policies etc. impact on people with protected characteristics. This will also provide the University with an audit trail, enabling the University to demonstrate that its decisions are considered and fair.

The EqIA should be started at the beginning of a change in or drafting of a new policy, procedure or practice, so that it can be used during the decision-making process. It should not be done as a reflection, after the decision making process.

Please read the Guidance Notes (v2.2) which can be found here.

The EqIA form (v2.2) can be found here.

(This is not a full equality impact audit, but an initial assessment of the potential impacts resulting from a proposed introduction or change in policy, procedure or practice.)