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Equality screening of new and revised policies

In fulfilling the University's obligations under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, the University's Equality Scheme includes a commitment to consult on the implementation of new and revised policies, as defined by the Equality Commission NI, with regards to equality of opportunity and good relations.

The University has launched a public consultation on the policies in the table below.

The consultation opened on Monday 30 October 2023 and will close on Monday 5 February 2024.

Name of Policy Equality Screening Pro forma
Building name change  - Block BB to Basil Blackshaw building Equality Screening - Basil Blackshaw building
Building name change - Block BC to Mary Ann McCracken Building Equality Screening - Mary Ann McCracken building
Building name change - Block BD to May Blood Building Equality Screening - May Blood Building
Building name change - Building MK Block to Amelia Earhart Building Equality Screening - Amelia Earhart Building
Building name change - Building MS Block to Kay McNulty Building Equality Screening - Kay McNulty Building
Building name change - Teaching Block MU to John & Pat Hume Building Equality Screening - John & Pat Hume Building
Room name change - Teaching room Y205 to Lindsay Gracey Clinical Teaching Suite Equality Screening - Lindsay Gracey Clinical Teaching Suite
Research Strategy 2023 - 2028Equality Screening - Research Strategy 2023 - 2028
Special Lighting PolicyEquality Screening - Special Lighting Policy
Raising Concerns (Whistleblowing) PolicyEquality Screening - Whistleblowing (Public Interest Disclosure) Policy

To assist you, we have also provided a summary of the screening decisions. Responses should be made using the MS Form.

If you require any of these documents in an alternative format, please contact us by telephone 028 95 365177 or email

The closing date for comments is Monday 5 February 2024. Please note that we are unable to respond to comments received after the consultation period closes and will not be able to include these in the summary of feedback received.

Previous Consultation Exercises - Summary and Feedback
Summary tableFeedback
Summary table of policies screened (April 2022 - November 2022)Feedback received from public consultation
Summary table of policies screened (November 2022 - March 2023) No feedback received

Additional links

If you wish to be added to the University's consultee list, or are already a consultee and wish to amend your contact details, please fill out our online form.

The full list of University-wide Policies and Procedures are available on the Office of the University webpage.