Equality Impact Assessments
As an institution one of our strategic aims is to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) are a useful tool in helping us to do this.
An EIA helps the University make sure our policies, procedures and practices do what they are intended to do and are inclusive for staff, students and visitors. They also enable us to provide an audit trail that we have met our legal obligations.
It is useful to think of an EIA as a form of quality assurance, making sure that the University is a fully inclusive environment. As such, in addition to our legal duties, there is also a compelling business case for carrying them out.
EIAs allow us to look for opportunities to promote equality that may have previously been missed or could be better used, as well as negative or adverse impacts that can be removed or mitigated, where possible.