The Equality Committee produces a range of reports each year using statistical information that is relevant to promoting equality of opportunity between different categories of persons. These include the Annual Equality Monitoring Report as well as focussed reports on specific issues as requested by the Board. The Equality Committee also reports annually to Board on its activities.
These reports are all publically available and staff, students and members of the public are very welcome to browse their contents. Any queries about the reports should be directed to the Equality Officer. Please note that all Equality Committee reports are available in alternative formats on request.
The following offices also produce reports on equality matters:
Adequate data are essential in order to develop evidence-based equality policy and activities. Data collected for the purposes of equality monitoring are anonymous, and access is restricted to key staff. The data are used for the purposes of monitoring population trends and process outcomes, and are processed in accordance with Trinity's Data Protection Policy - please see the Information Compliance website for more information.
Reports to / from External Bodies
3% Target for Employment of People with Disabilities
Trinity reports annually to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on the number and percentage of its staff who have disabilities, in accordance with the provision in the Disability Act 2005 that all public bodies must achieve a minimum 3% of their staff to be people with disabilities. Please see the guidance materials below from the National Disability Authority (NDA) for further details.
In 2017/18 it was found that 2.9% of Trinity staff have a disability. The true percentage is believed to be much higher, while this lower figure reflects difficulties inherent in collecting sensitive personal data.
The most recent annual return including details of measures taken to promote the employment of people with disabilities is presented below, and the percentage of staff who had disabilities can also be found in each Annual Equality Monitoring Report.
HEA Review of Gender Equality
The HEA published a comprehensive Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions in June 2016. Trinity has developed an implementation plan in response to the HEA's recommendations in this report, and implementation is monitored by the Gender Equality Implementation Subcommittee of the Equality Committee, chaired by the Vice-Provost / Chief Academic Officer.
The HEA Review was accompanied by a breakdown of relevant statistics for each institution, which are updated annually:
GLEN Workplace Equality Index
Trinity applied to the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network's (GLEN's) Workplace Equality Index in 2015 and 2016 (unfortunately, the programme has not run since due to the closure of GLEN). Our report card on each application is presented below. In 2016, Trinity's score significantly increased to 84.5/136 and Trinity was named the Public Sector Employer of the Year (No. 5 overall).