Find out about the latest reports, reviews and plans.
The Equality Act
The Equality Act 2010, which was passed to harmonise and replace previous equalities legislation, introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in 2012, which were subsequently amended in 2016. This introduced specific duties for HEI’s and public bodies to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
There are nine ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage & Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy & Maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual Orientation
Institutional Gender Action Plan (iGAP)
The iGAP sets out the actions the university will take to address gender imbalance in certain subject areas and to address the gap between male and female participation in undergraduate study. A refreshed iGAP is in the final stages of development and will be published shortly. For more information please contact Emily Whitters on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mainstreaming & Reporting
Efforts to eradicate discrimination and deliver equality at RGU are mainstreamed across all our functions. RGU in meeting its PSED has produced these reports:
A summary of staff numbers and analysis of staff numbers by Age, Gender, Disability and Ethnicity.