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Impact assessment

Postgraduate doctoral loans: equality analysis

Analysis of the potential impact of the proposed postgraduate doctoral loan scheme on specific protected groups.


Postgraduate doctoral loans: equality assessment


An assessment of the effect that the proposed postgraduate doctoral loan scheme to support PhD students would have on groups with relevant protected characteristics.

The relevant protected characteristics, identified in the Equality Act 2010, include:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation