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Equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessments are planning tools that enable higher education institutions to build equality into their mainstream mechanisms of policy and decision making, including change management proposals and processes.

The requirement to consider the impact of our activities on all protected characteristics is embedded within current legislation and, in particular, the public sector duties for Wales of the Equality Act 2010. The process provides an opportunity to consider how decisions, policies etc. impact on people with protected characteristics and to make adjustments as appropriate.

The process

We have developed guidance and a template to provide support to those carrying out equality impact assessments.

Equality Impact Assessment Guidance

Guidance and resources for conducting an equality impact assessment.


For more information, please contact:

Compliance and Risk