Launch of University Antiracism Strategy

Dear colleagues,

Our goal of creating an antiracist culture and ethos on campus moves a step forward with the formal launch of our Antiracism Strategy 2022-2025

The strategy was developed by our Race Equality Strategy Group and the video below provides valuable insights and perspectives from staff and students on how the strategy will drive forward race equality in the University.

If you want to discuss anything which arises for you through reading the strategy or watching the video please do get in touch or contact our staff and student support services.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and students who provided invaluable contributions to the development of the Antiracism Strategy. The areas of focus in the strategy were identified and fostered through conversations across campus and with input from Advance HE and other partners throughout 2020 and 2021. The strategy provides high-level ambitions on governance, leadership, representation, recruitment and selection, diversifying the curriculum, closing the awarding gap, research and reporting racism, and support. 

We recognise the long-term commitment required to realise the ambition of the strategy which provides the platform and basis for our continuing engagement with you. We are committed to bold action to progress the development of antiracist working and learning environments and to regularly update you as to our progress and engaging you in this work.

During the development phase of the strategy, it was important to continue to take the action required to address racism. We share examples of this action below and very much welcome your feedback on these. More information about our Race Equality resources, actions, and groups can be found here. 

We look forward to working with you to take forward the critical pledges in the Antiracism Strategy.

Best wishes,

Ruth and Bhatty

Ruth Taylor

Vice-Principal Education and Co-Chair of Race Equality Strategy Group

Siladitya Bhattacharya

Head of the School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition and Co-Chair of Race Equality Strategy Group

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