Race Equality Charter

Take part in our Race Equality Charter survey

We want to hear your views and experiences of studying at City, University of London and whether you think there is anything we can do to reduce racial discrimination and advance race equality. We want you to tell us whether you think racial inequality exists on our campuses, and your suggestions for things we can do to reduce racial discrimination and improve race equality.

This survey is just one of the ways you can be involved and we will be communicating regularly to keep you up to date with the race equality work we are undertaking and seeking your views on future actions. If you would be happy to be involved further in this work, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey.  To see how you can get involved and for further information contact us.

You can complete the survey here . As a thank you for taking the time to complete it, we're running a prize draw, with first prize £100 Amazon vouchers and two runner-up prizes of £50 Amazon vouchers. To take part in the draw, simply add your email address to the form.

Username and Password for the survey

  • Your username is your student ID (9 digit number) and your password is the last three digits of your student ID.
  • Your responses will not be connected with your user ID, we simply ask for this information to make sure that only City students are completing the survey. If you have any issues, please email rec@city.ac.uk.

If you believe you, or another student at City, has been subjected to racial harassment please visit the Student Hub pages for guidance and support.

Race Equality Charter

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

City is applying for the Bronze award by submitting a thorough self-assessment and race equality action plan. This will be led by a Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team (RECSAT) which includes representation from the University and the Students’ Union.

The Charter is a national scheme by AdvanceHE which provides a framework for institutions to work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. REC is underpinned by five fundamental guiding principles.

  1. Racial inequalities are a significant issue within higher education. Racial inequalities are not necessarily overt, isolated incidents. Racism is an everyday facet of UK society and racial inequalities manifest themselves in everyday situations, processes and behaviours.
  2. UK higher education cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population and until individuals from all ethnic backgrounds can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords
  3. In developing solutions to racial inequalities, it is important that they are aimed at achieving long-term institutional culture change, avoiding a deficit model where solutions are aimed at changing the individual
  4. Minority ethnic staff and students are not a homogenous group. People from different ethnic backgrounds have different experiences of and outcomes from/ within higher education, and that complexity needs to be considered in analysing data and developing actions
  5. All individuals have multiple identities, and the intersection of those different identities should be considered wherever possible.