Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance

Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s Equality and Diversity activities and initiatives, and with driving forward the University’s commitment to creating a working, learning and social environment that is free from discrimination and promotes a culture of dignity, respect and equality of opportunity. The Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance Terms of Reference below outlines the aims and membership of the group.

The independent member of Council for Equality and Diversity is Kiron Farooki, management lead is Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and External Engagement), and Dorcas Cowan, Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Manager, acts as co-ordinator for the dual assurance partnership.

Dual Assurance for Equality & Diversity: Terms of Reference

To drive forward the University’s commitment to creating a working, learning and social environment that is free from discrimination for any irrelevant or irrational reason and promotes a culture of dignity, respect and equality of opportunity. 

To have a strategic overview of the University’s Equality and Diversity activities and initiatives.

To advise the Council of the University on the progress and performance of the University’s Equality & Diversity action plan and the University’s responsibilities under the general public sector equality duty which requires the University to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the 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.

To be appraised of any external factors which may impact upon the University’s Equality & Diversity agenda.

To provide support and advice to the Equality & Diversity team.

Notes of Dual Assurance meetings and other Key Documents can be viewed from the links below.

Agendas, Minutes and Papers (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk