The continued existence of racial inequalities in higher education limits both minority ethnic individuals and the sector as a whole in fulfilling its full potential.
The Race Equality Charter Mark (RECM) is an initiative run by Advance HE, which aims to inspire a strategic approach to making cultural and systemic changes that will make a real difference to minority ethnic staff and students. It covers professional and support staff, academic staff, student attainment, diversity of the curriculum, and progression of students into academia.
In 2019, the University formed a Race Equality Taskforce (RET), which is chaired by Professor Leroy White and Vice-Chaired by Dr Meleisa Ono-George. The RET will consult and work with all business areas across the institution with the aim to address issues around racial inequality and will oversee the work of the RECM Self-Assessment Team (the latter will be a sub-group of the RET).
The Self Assessment Team (SAT) was established in June 2015 and reports into the Equality and Diversity Committee.
The application involves collecting evidence from a number of different sources.
Read the communication of the outcome of the July 2017 submission, and next steps for the University's RECM submission going forward.