Higher Education Academy Strengthens Equality &...

PARN Global News Article - 21 May 2015

Higher Education Academy Strengthens Equality & Diversity Duties

Higher Education Academy Strengthens Equality & Diversity Duties

The Higher Education Academy’s Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum (EEDC) project has put equality and diversity at the forefront of higher education.

The EEDC project published five discipline specific practitioner guides for embedding equality and diversity into learning and teaching experiences and environments.

The 2010 Equality Act, and Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) legislation within it, requires a new way of approaching learning, teaching and assessment in higher education so that equality and diversity is embedded rather than being seen as an add-on.

The guides offer objective and practical guidance on how to achieve equality and diversity within a disciplinary context so that all students are able to reach their potential, to feel included in their learning journeys and to become diversity competent.

Each guide focuses on a specific discipline, and includes:

  • current state of play;
  • theories and strategies around embedding equality and diversity;
  • case studies of UK and non-UK learning and teaching activities that embed equality and diversity;
  • guidance and advice on taking embedded equality and diversity forward in learning and teaching practices.


For more information and to read the guides, visit the Higher Education Academy website.