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This impact assessment is under consultation and all feedback received will inform the recommendations.

All feedback is welcomed from internal and external sources. Please email your comments to

Faculty or Service Area: Marketing
Name of policy owner: Emma Gilbert
Original policy document: None.
Impact assessment: ED Impact Assessment Graduation 2015 231214.pdf
Supporting evidence: None.
Creation date: Tuesday 23 December 2014
Purpose of the policy being assessed
To ensure that policies are in place to protect and cater for all protected groups in respect of our Graduation Ceremonies and Celebrations w/c 20/7/2015
Customer groups affected by the policy: Staff, Students, Visitors, General public
Relevant protected characteristics affected by the policy: Age, Disability, Gender, Race, Religious belief, Pregnancy and maternity
Feedback from Equality Forums and other interested parties:
Feedback on this impact assessment is still being recieved - please email your thoughts to
Consultation open: Yes
Review date: A review date will be set after all feedback has been received and recommendations have been made and implemented.

Meeting with Graduation Team 28/04/15. Discussion and feedback: Provision of wheelchairs for use on the day. These are typically offered by our university for use by first aiders if visitors faint, for older relatives and to assist in any situation where a wheelchair could help. It was advised by the that advice on insurance implications should be sought from financial services for their use.

Female Students requesting alternative seating There have been 2 known requests of this nature over the last 5 years or more. Under the guidance of Equality and Human Rights Commission gender segregation is not permissible in Universities. What we can say is that we reserve several seats on the end of each row for any guest who would feel more comfortable, however we can't guarantee a person being able to sit apart from the opposite sex.

Equality and Diversity Team have offered to deliver a briefing /training session on E&D to our gowning company. The E&D team will review the training that is offered to Security Staff before the events.

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