HE Code guidelines
Element 6: The governing body must promote equality and diversity throughout the institution, including in relation to its own operation.
The governing body must ensure that there are arrangements in place to
• eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
• advance equality of opportunity between people who do and do not share a protected characteristic; and
• foster good relations between people who share and those who do not share a protected characteristic.
… The governing body must … satisfy itself that agreed action plans to implement the equality and diversity strategy are progressed throughout the institution.
The governing body must also routinely reflect on its own composition and consider taking steps to ensure that it reflects societal norms and values.