Students Staff

16 May 2019

Our pledge to tackle inequality

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We are a University committed to equality. As part of our drive in this area we have redoubled our efforts; signing the UUK NUS Bame attainment pledge – and beginning new work on Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter.

Dr Mark Frost, Head of our Department of History, is working closely with Karen Bush, our Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on both of these important areas of work.

Mark said: “As a University we are committed to improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students so it was an easy decision for us to sign up to the UUK-NUS BAME attainment pledge.

We are just about to start focused work on Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter and, as Co-Chair of the Self-Assessment Team who will be leading on this, I am looking forward to working with staff and students from across the University to break down institutional barriers to entry and attainment. There are some difficult conversations about race and racism to be had but we are determined to tackle this problem.”

A new dedicated webpage has been set up and will be updated as our work progresses. Take a look now to find out more, including the five guiding principles underpinning the Race Equality Charter.

Look out for our new Race Equality Charter survey – coming soon.

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