Higher education specific guidance on the Equality Act 2010 is available from the Equality Challenge Unit:

The Equality Act 2010: implications for colleges and HEIs briefing summarises key issues in the Equality Act 2010 for higher education institutions, colleges and other ‘designated institutions’. this briefing gives up to date information on equality legislation, focussing specifically on how this impacts on the day to day running of HEIs and colleges.

The public sector equality duty: specific duties for Scotland briefing provides details of the general duty and the specific duties for Scotland, and highlights issues for institutions to consider in developing approaches to meeting the requirements.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has a range of detailed guidance on the Equality Act 2010, including codes of practice and technical guidance, and information on Protected Characteristics.