All higher education institutions have a specific duty to publish information that demonstrates their compliance with the equality duty. This information must include information relating to people who share a relevant protected characteristic, who are employees and other people affected by their policies and procedures (ECU 2011).
There are a number of mechanisms by which the University collects, analyses and uses equality information for staff and students.
- We use equality information to direct and monitor progress against our equality objectives.
- Equality data sets for staff and students are fed into the University’s Annual Performance Reviews. This information directs action and helps set equality related key performance indicators for Faculties and the Professional Support Services.
- It helps us monitor and review the effectiveness of some of our services, policies and processes that support staff and students.
- It directs and supports the work of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team
To ensure that we continue to improve the information we collect and how we use it a mapping exercise has been undertaken for both staff and students.
They outline the information that can help us to demonstrate our compliance with the equality duty and they set out what information we currently use, when and where it’s reported and the potential areas for development.