We are a member of Advance HE's Race Equality Charter. Signing up to this charter demonstrates commitment to improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education.
REC members are committed to following these five guiding principles:
In order to move ahead meaningfully as an organisation, we need to take an honest look at where we are. This includes reviewing University Data related to Race Equality and also learning more about the experiences and perspectives of colleagues across our community.
Our aim is to expose and eliminate racial inequality, and develop an inclusive culture that values all staff – but we can’t make any meaningful advancement until we know how our staff truly feel.
To help us better understand what we’re doing well, and equally importantly not so well, we’re asking you no matter what racial or ethnic group you identify with, to please find some time to complete this anonymous survey.
Your responses will help us develop an action plan of what we need to improve and how we need to change.
We are inviting you to join our focus groups or one-to-one interviews on the issues raised in the survey. Please email REC@mdx.ac.uk to express your interest in taking part in a focus group or being interviewed.
Our aim is to seek the Bronze Institution Award in the first instance which recognises that the University has a solid foundation for eliminating race bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
In order to prepare and effectively co-ordinate the submission for the Award, the following key objectives have been identified:
The submission of the application for the Award will take place in 2021/2022, either by July 2021 or by February 2022, according to Advance HE the assessment process typically takes 18 months. Two months’ notice is required to be given to Advance HE ahead of the formal submission. The actual submission date will be confirmed by the Steering Group in early May 2021 depending on the progress made by the Self-Assessment Team.