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Access to Work changes 2018

Published: 03/04/2018

From April 2018, a cap on the amount of Access to Work funding an individual can receive will be extended to all grant recipients. The cap was initially introduced in October 2015 but only applied to new applicants of the scheme.

Race Equality Charter passes 40 member milestone

Published: 23/03/2018

The Race Equality Charter passes the 40 member milestone with the addition of the University of Southampton, the University of Roehampton, and Anglia Ruskin University.

ECU’s response to the open letter regarding the USS pensions scheme and ECU’s equality charters

Published: 16/03/2018

Through the key principles in our Equality Charters, Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) recognises that progressive institutional policies, practices, actions and culture contribute towards gender and race equality. We recognise the potential impact of proposed changes to the pension scheme on women and BME staff in particular, and welcome UUK’s commitment to undertaking an equality impact…

ECU’s statement on announcement of new name for merged single sector agency

Published: 29/01/2018

The new agency to be created by the impending merger of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) has today announced its new name as Advance HE. You can read the full announcement here. David Ruebain, CEO of ECU, will take on a new…

Merging single sector agency announces new name as Advance HE

Published: 29/01/2018

The new agency to be created by the impending merger of ECU, the HEA and LFHE has today announced its new name as Advance HE.

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