Equality and Diversity Monitoring

Monitoring is a key process for the successful implementation of equality and diversity policies, action plans and conducting Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).   Monitoring assists with highlighting positive and negatvie trends within our organisation and is particularly relevant to;

  • Student and staff recruitment
  • Student attainment
  • Student retention
  • Staff grades and occupational types
  • Staff promotions
  • Take up of services by diverse groups
  • Complaints

Monitoring will help identify areas where more work is required to ensure our University student and staff composition reflects the local, national and international communities; it will also assist with identifying where we are exceeding local and national averages for participation.

Why is monitoring required?

  • Higher education institutions have a legal duty to collect, analyse and monitor equality data. 
  • To assist the University in providing an accurate picture of the diversity of its population and achievements.
  • To assist with good practice by proving or disproving any myths about any minority group or its achievements.
  • To meet requirement of external agencies such as providing data sets to the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA).
  • To aid the completion of Equality Impact Assessments.

The benefits of monitoring

  • To support institutional strategies, such as internationalisation
  • To inform and improve policy and practice for staff and students
  • To identify gaps or where there is under-representation
  • To enable programmes of positive action
  • To assist with measuring the quality of experience for diverse staff and students
  • To ensure implementation of good practices
  • To inform management and assist with objective decision making