SOAS University of London

SOAS Standing Orders: Annex X: Equality and Diversity Committee

Annex X Equality & Diversity Committee

Equality & Diversity Committee is a sub-committee of Academic Board and Resources & Planning Committee.  It is required to report to Academic Board on a termly basis and to Resources & Planning Committee regularly. It also has a responsibility to liaise with other committees and to keep them informed as necessary.

(i) The membership of Equality & Diversity Committee will comprise

An academic member of Executive Board nominated by Executive Board

Ex-officio Members:
Director of Human Resources
Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Student Disability Advisor

Other Members:
1 lay member appointed by the Board of Trustees
1 Dean nominated by the Director
1 member of academic staff nominated by each Faculty
2 full members of the Students' Union appointed by the Students' Union Executive Committee
2 members nominated by the Trade Unions recognised by the School (one each from UCU/Unison), with a named substitute entitled to attend in a member's absence

(ii) The Registrar will nominate a Secretary.  The Committee will normally hold three ordinary meetings per annum.  A maximum of 3 named Students' Union Officers will be in attendance at meetings.

(iii) The Equality & Diversity Committee will have the following terms of reference

(a)  To consider strategic planning and policy development matters relating to equality and diversity, and to make recommendations to Academic Board, Resources & Planning Committee and other committees as appropriate;

(b)  To monitor the delivery of aspects of approved School strategy relating to equality and diversity, and to ensure that any additional monitoring required to enable the School to meet its legal obligations is carried out in a suitable and timely fashion.