Race Equality Charter

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

It 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. Member institutions develop initiatives and solutions for action, and can apply for a Bronze or Silver REC award, depending on their level of progress.

Race Equality Charter Bronze Award survey

The University is seeking to gain the Race Equality Charter Bronze status by October 2021. The Race Equality Charter is administrated by AdvanceHE and aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. Through undertaking a comprehensive self-assessment and working through each section of the REC, institutions are able to develop specific, targeted actions to advance race equality.

Part of this self-assessment process is the completion of a student survey and a staff survey aimed to help us better understand our context. The surveys are to be released on the 23 April 2020 and will be open to all students and colleagues across our university community. Please help us with this important piece of work, by completing the survey yourself, and by encouraging others to undertake the survey too.

Please look out for an email inviting you to complete the survey soon.