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

Category NameCategory DescriptionExamples/CommentsFormat of informationFeeWithheld information
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 Free  
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. Free 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