8.12 Equality and diversity


This category provides information about the institution’s policies and strategies regarding equality and diversity. In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released, may substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person, endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

Equality policies of the University of the Highlands and Islands

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Equal opportunities policies and guidance

Equality and diversity policies, statements, procedures, and guidelines

Policies, statements, procedures, guidelines, and action plans relating to the promotion, delivery and assurance of equal opportunities with respect to those groups for which the University has a legal requirement in relation to equality and diversity

Available on website



Equal opportunities consultation

Information about consultation procedures required for compliance with statutory equality duties

Reports on the results of consultation with representatives of underrepresented groups in line with equality legislation currently in force, e.g. staff and students from ethnic minorities, with disabilities, and those underrepresented by gender

Available on request.


Information will not be made available where disclosure would breach confidentiality under s.36 and/or our commercial interests under s.33 of the Act

Equality management infrastructure

Information on committees and other groups engaged in determining equality and diversity policies