Equality Assurance Assessment (EAA)
The EAA is the university’s mechanism for undertaking equality analysis of policies or functions relevant to the Public Equality Duties (Equality Act 2010).
It involves the analysis of information and feedback from protected groups and others. This helps us to understand the actual or potential impact of functions, policies or decisions on these groups.
EAA Form and Guidance
The EAA Form is available to download. It can be completed electronically and saved whilst undertaking the different stages of the EAA. Continuation Sheets are available at the end of the Form.
Guidance has been produced to support the completion of EAAs. It is essential to refer to this whilst undertaking an EAA.
In 2008/09, the University of Cambridge, prior to the establishment of its current Equality and Diversity (E&D) section, commissioned three Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) to be carried out by external consultants Schneider–Ross. These three documents focused upon:
The EqIAs fell under the jurisdiction of the relevant Committees, who all provided a response and outlined actions to be taken as a result of these procedures. These summary documents are available here for information; follow up assessments for these three functions will be taken up within the new EAA procedures.