What is the difference between becoming a member and applying for an award?
Advance HE recognises that undertaking a self-assessment and applying for an award takes time. The starting point is agreeing to the five guiding Charter principles by sending a letter of commitment from the head of your institution (a draft letter template is available in the Resources section). From that point your institution is officially a member of Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter, with access to the members’ logo. Once you are a member you will want to continue your work in race equality and work towards a full application. Members are required to apply for a Bronze award within three years of membership. Successful applicants become award holders and are able to use the relevant award logo.
What happens if we fail to apply within three years of membership?
If a member institution fails to apply within three years of membership, their Charter membership will be withdrawn. If there are extenuating circumstances, these should be discussed with the REC team well in advance of membership expiring.