Our response to the Black Lives Matter movement
The University is committed to providing an inclusive community for all students and staff. We have considered the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement, and how we should respond to them.
The Vice-Chancellor, Charlie Jeffery, has provided statements to our staff and student communities in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, and the University’s approach to addressing racism and systemic racial inequalities - you can read his initial statement and his response to an open letter from staff and students:
Charlie has met with representatives of the University's Staff Race Equality Forum (SREF) and the Presidents and BAME officers of the student unions. Further work is underway to build on the positive steps taken following a staff listening exercise with SREF, and to redress systemic inequalities and disadvantages experienced by Black Asian and minority ethnic people at the University.