Consultation with staff and students is an important part of the Equality Analysis process

Equality Analysis Consultation Group

A key aspect of the Equality Analysis (EA) process is consultation with staff and students. To effectively meet the needs of the diverse groups of people at the University it is important that we liaise with staff and students from different backgrounds who have experience of what the issues may be for people who identify with the protected characteristics*.

Our Consultation Group is made up of staff and students who are interested in, and have personal experience of, equality issues, and provides feedback to guide and appraise policy formation within the University. By drawing on the experiences of our consultation group members we are able to address areas of perceived discrimination or bias.

Interested in joining our Consultation Group?

We are always keen to recruit additional staff and students who have an interest in equality and diversity, or who have experience of what the issues may be for people who identify with the protected characteristics* to our Consultation Group. 

What would be involved?

  • As a Consultation Group volunteer, you may be required to attend a short briefing session (no longer than 45 minutes) to give you an overview of the EA process and what your role will be within it. 
  • We will ask you to provide feedback on the EAs we complete, based on your experiences and opinions. We usually gather anonymous feedback from our Consultation Group via email, however occasionally you may be invited to attend a face to face consultation meeting with other group members. 
  • The number of consultations you take part in is entirely your choice and will depend upon your availability.

If you are interested in joining our Consultation Group and providing feedback on equality issues related to University policies please contact the Equality & Diversity Team.

* Protected characteristics as identified by the Equality Act 2010 are age, disability, gender assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.