Impact assessments offer the University an opportunity to think carefully about the impact of its work on students, staff and the local community. Impact assessments identify the potential impact of the University's policies, procedures and practices and ensure that they fulfil the requirements of anti-discrimination and equalities legislation.
The University's online tool can be found here.
Details of the Impact Assessment should be entered before completing stage 1 of the assessment. If after Stage 1 there are no concerns, you can upload the relevant information and submit. Stage 2 involves consultation with expert groups within the Equality & Diversity strands identified as areas of concern in stage 1. Stage 3 is only necessary where stage 2 results in recommendations to eradicate/reduce any differential/adverse impact of the policy/procedure/practice.
The Equality & Diversity team can provide advice and guidance on Impact Assessments and how to complete them.