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The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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Discrimination by bodies in charge of further and higher educational establishments

27.—(1) It is unlawful, in relation to an educational establishment falling within paragraph (2), for the governing body of that establishment to discriminate against a person—

(a)in the terms in which it offers to admit him to the establishment as a student; or

(b)by refusing or deliberately omitting to accept an application for his admission to the establishment as a student; or

(c)where he is a student of the establishment—

(i)in the way it affords him access to any benefits or by refusing or deliberately omitting to afford him access to them; or

(ii)by excluding him from the establishment or subjecting him to any other detriment.

(2) The educational establishments falling within this paragraph are—

(a)a university;

(b)an institution of further education within the meaning of the [1997 NI 15.] Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 or an institution providing further education in respect of which grants are paid under Article 5(1) of that Order.

(3) In this Article “student” includes any person who receives education at an establishment falling within paragraph (2).

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