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.

Protected Characteristics

There are nine ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage & Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • 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:

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:

RGU Progress Report against Equality Outcomes April 2017 (PDF 236KB)

RGU Mainstreaming Report April 2017 (PDF 1MB)

RGU Equality Outcomes April 2017 (PDF 252KB)

Gender Pay Gap Report April 2017 (PDF 416KB)

  1. Staff Statistics

    Information for Staff

    A summary of staff numbers and analysis of staff numbers by Age, Gender, Disability and Ethnicity.