Equality processes in Higher Education: a case study

Melanie Crofts

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The aim of this paper is to build on a previous paper which explored the politics and perspectives of various social actors regarding anti-discrimination legislation and equality within a higher education setting. This paper will discuss the impact of the politics and perceptions on compliance with legislative requirements as reflected through the equality processes within a case study institution. In considering this, the question which will be borne in mind is: does the tendency towards adopting the formal equality stance also impact on the case study’s equality processes and, in turn, their response to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)? Such an analysis could have wider implications on how equality and compliance with the law is dealt with in other Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2016
EventSociety for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference 2016 - Celtic Manor, Newport
Duration: 8 Dec 2016 → …


ConferenceSociety for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference 2016
Period8/12/16 → …
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  • Equality
  • substantive
  • formal
  • Higher Education
  • processes


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