Race Equality Charter
Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter is designed to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.
As an institution, we already hold Athena Swan silver status – Advance HE’s equality charter mark covering gender. In June 2021, we were pleased to add the Bronze Race Equality Charter status after our successful application.
The university is committed to providing the best support, the best learning experience and the best working environment for its students and staff, regardless of racial background. We want our students and staff to be confident that racial equality is taken seriously at the university.
The Race Equality Charter gives us a framework in which to identify, explore and consider issues affecting the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic students and staff at the university. It is a useful process through which we can drive culture and process change – institution wide.
We are working to improve the experience of studying and working at the university for our BME students and staff. The Race Equality Charter mark is an indication of how well we are doing that. Our staff and students hold us to account internally, while Advance HE do the same externally via the charter mark.
We are using the established charter framework to help us provide better opportunities, support, guidance, qualifications, training and platforms to BME staff and students — to assess and improve our current provision, and to bring new, creative processes and services online.
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