While the Code of Practice on the public sector duties under the Equality Act works its way to publication (see earlier "equality" postings), the Government Equalities Office has published "quick start" guidance on the specific duties.  

With HE and FE bodies falling within the category of public bodies required to publish information on how they comply with the public sector duties and their equality objectives by 31 January 2012, the quick start guidance provides resource outlining what will be expected of public bodies.  It should be read together with the earlier, quick start guidance on the general duty here.