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Equality and diversity

We consider equality and diversity in all our priorities. We ask institutions to be mindful of the Equality Act (2010), including the statutory requirement for Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessments (EHRIAs) of new and revised strategies and policies, which includes individual published outcome agreements.

Widening access

Institutions are asked to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the legislative duties, for both staff and students in colleges and universities, by using information from their most recent Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming reports in their outcome agreement.

Forthcoming events

British Sign Language (BSL) Showcase

This event is an opportunity for all sectors and agencies to showcase and share their experiences on the introduction of British Sign Language Plans and how best we can use these going forward to meet the requirements of the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 and to support the promotion of BSL.


Fair Access Framework Launch

This launch event is an opportunity to hear from those involved in the Framework’s design and development and includes keynote addresses from Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP and the Commissioner for Fair Access, Sir Professor Peter Scott.