Race Equality Charter

What is the Race Equality Charter?

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The Race Equality Charter (REC) aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

The REC was launched by Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) in January 2016, following evaluation of various initiatives that might lead to systemic change in race equality. The REC provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students, and is underpinned by five guiding principles.

The University is committed to the REC and joined as a member institution in May 2017. We have set up a self-assessment team (SAT), who will undertake a full evaluation of race equality across the University and develop appropriate actions in response.

The SAT is being led jointly by Dr Mark Frost and Professor Shohini Chaudhuri. Hear what Mark, Shohini and other members of the SAT, have said about why they wanted to be involved in this work in the video below.

Video credit: Music - 'Once Again' from Bensound

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We want to hear your views and experiences of working at the University. We want you to tell us whether you think racial inequality exists on our campuses, and your suggestions for things we can do to eradicate racial discrimination and advance race equality.

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