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Get involved in City’s Race Equality Charter process

Published Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 in University news

As part of a wider inclusivity agenda, City pledges commitment to the Race Equality Charter’s (REC) aim to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

Improving race equality is everyone’s responsibility, and the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team (RECSAT) who will be leading and coordinating this work, have set up five subgroups which give all students and staff the opportunity to get involved.

To apply to be part of a subgroup, fill in this short form by 5pm on Monday 28th October 2019.

The groups and their focuses are:

  • Academic Staff subgroup and
  • Professional and Support Staff subgroup, who will both focus on assessing:
    • Staff profile – academic and professional
    • Grievances by ethnicity
    • Committees by ethnicity
    • Equal pay audit
    • Recruitment
    • Training
    • Appraisal, promotions and reviews
    • REF submission
    • Support to early career researchers
    • Profile raising opportunities
  • Student Pipeline subgroup, who will focus on assessing:
    • Student pipeline – assessing City’s student body as a whole in regards to ethnicity.
    • Admissions
    • UG Students’ profile
    • Course progression
    • Attainment
    • PG students’ profile
  • Teaching and Learning subgroup, who will focus on assessing:
    • Course content
    • Teaching assessment methods
    • Academic confidence on race equality.
  • Marketing subgroup, who will focus on:
    • Raising awareness
    • Leading on communications for students and staff
    • Leading on events for student and staff
    • Leading on campaigns for students staff through the REC journey

The REC is a national scheme by Advance HE, which provides a framework for institutions to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students.You can find out more about it here.

If you have any questions, you can get in contact with the team here.