The Steering Group was established to inform and advise the University (through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee) on race equality matters including consideration of the institution participating in national initiatives and charter marks.
It is proposed that the Steering Group will meet once a term.
Terms of Reference
- Lead on the development of a University-wide network of staff interested in celebrating and promoting progress and good practice in relation to race equality through the Staff Race Equality Forum.
- Inform and influence the University's approach to race equality by contributing experience, expertise and ideas (through feedback from the Forum) to the work of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and University’s Executive Group.
- Advise and assist with the assessment of submissions for external awards and equality charter marks.
- To advise and assist the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Equality and Diversity Office in monitoring the effectiveness of the equality strategy, policies and procedures.
- Support the University to foster a campus-wide culture in which all members of the University community are able to participate and fulfil their potential regardless of ethnicity, race or nationality.
- Be active role models to advance race equality and equality of opportunity between all staff groups; and contribute to the University’s implementation of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and other relevant equality policies.
- Celebrate and promote the successes of a diverse range of staff (and students) internally and externally, promoting York as a University and employer of choice.
The Chair and members of the Steering Group are appointed by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for a period of two years (renewable). Membership of the Steering Group is open to all with an interest in race equality and diversity matters.
- Rukmal Abeysekera (Research Innovation Office)
- Avtar Matharu (Chemistry) - Chair
- Helen Selvidge (Human Resources)
- Jan Hardman (Education)
- Janaka Jayawickrama (Health Sciences)
- Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba (Social Policy and Social Work)
- Masud Khokhar (Library and Archives)
- Maria Ayaz (Equality and Diversity Office)
- Wayne Campbell (Academic Registrar)