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Women in HE Conference 2021

Race Equality Charter FAQs: Results and award validity

The answers to some frequently asked questions about rewards and awards validity for the Race Equality Charter.

Who is a member of the assessment panel?

Panel members are central to the Race Equality Charter peer-review assessment process and work or have recently worked in the higher education sector. For further information regarding panel members and their roles please refer to the dedicated 'Panel members and observers' webpage. 

When will the outcome of an awards round be announced? 

The Race Equality Charter team aims to contact applicants with assessment panels’ decisions within 12 weeks of an assessment panel. Feedback is also sent subsequent to the assessment panel’s decision for both successful and unsuccessful applications. 

Will successful applications be published online? 

Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to publish their successful application on receiving an award, however, it is not a requirement to do so. Any personal or confidential information should be removed from the application prior to publication. Due to UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) factors, Advance HE is unable to hold a database of/ host applications. 

How long is an award’s validity? 

Race Equality Charter awards are valid for five years from the date of the award notification letter. 

When are the award rounds? 

The award rounds for the Race Equality Charter are in March, July and November of each year. Relevant deadlines for each round (i.e. intention to submit and the deadline for submission) can be found on the ‘Intention to submit’ webpage.