Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2095: Equality and Diversity
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr David Barrett (Lecturer)
LAW1036 Legal Foundations
|Available via distance learning|
The introduction of the Equality Act (2010) brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation and provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. Equality and diversity is becoming more important in all aspects of our lives and work, not least because we live in a global and diverse society, and we need to be able to respond appropriately to diversity. For this, you need to understand the legal framework, including rights and obligations under that framework. Specifically, you need to understand how others should be treated and how others should treat one another. Understanding this can help tackle prejudice, promote effective working relationships, promote innovation and access to talent, as well as improve business performance.
This module will build your understanding through seminars. Seminars provide you with opportunities for discussion and interaction, often in small groups, sometimes over a longer time than a lecture. You will experience and engage in interactive teaching methods such as student presentations and small group work, to help you develop your knowledge and skills actively and support your deep learning.
The Equality and Diversity module could empower students to drive progressive change following graduation, when they are hopefully in a good position to apply the knowledge and understanding derived from this module.