Equality Impact Assessments ensure fairness, compliance with legistaltion and also improve the effectiveness of policies, practices and procedures. SPA worked with the Equality Challenge Unit(ECU)to produce guidance on conducting equality impact assessments in response to requests from admissions staff.
The briefing is focussed on admissions but will also be useful to staff working in widening participation and recruitment. It covers:
A particularly helpful section includes case studies from HEIs which have completed an EIA; it outlines the issues they have encountered, how challenges were overcome and the lessons learned from the assessment exercise.