RACE EQUALITY CONSULTATION 2009
About the consultation
The Race Equality consultation 2009 was designed to find out about current attitudes and practices in relation to race, explore areas of good practice and identify areas where more work is needed. It enabled the University to gain a picture of the diversity of its staff and student population. Nearly 300 respondents contributed their views. The ethnic/racial diversity of respondents was high and a total of 30 different first and second languages were spoken.
What the consultation told us
Useful suggestions in terms of how the University can improve equality and inclusivity for staff and students were received. These related to: cultural awareness, language support, events, support for racial/faith groups, recruitment initiatives, equality training, promoting dialogue between groups and meeting the needs of a diverse staff and student body.
The University has identified 9 recommendations to take forward from the consultation, which were agreed by the Equality and Diversity Committee in June 2011, and are listed below.
Raising awareness of University work on race equality
One of the issues arising from the consultation was that staff and students are not always aware of University developments in relation to race equality so these web pages set out recent and current University developments relating to each of the recommendations. They also identify and highlight areas where more work is needed. In line with the Equality Act 2010 these areas will be incorporated into the objectives which will form part of the new Race Equality Policy, along with other objectives which emerge or are necessary for the Act.
Click on each recommendation to find out more:
Updated by the Equality and Diversity Adviser