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Race Equality Charter Development

Reviews of the REC are enshrined in its aims. The Charter was launched in 2015. It is a framework for institutions to self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers for fair opportunity for BAME staff and students. The 2020-21 review provides the opportunity to ensure the Charter remains ‘fit-for purpose’.

The work to drive out racism in all its forms from our sector is imperative and incumbent on all of us, especially those in leadership positions; though we all have it within our gift to contribute to positive change.

It is intolerable that students or staff in our sector are victims of racism or discrimination, deliberate or unconscious, on account of their race and ethnicity. We must do everything in our power – and it is in our collective power – to drive this out and create inclusive communities throughout higher education and research institutes.

Race Equality Charter

Improving the representation, progression and success of BAME staff and students within higher education.

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Race Equality Charter Development updates

Race Equality Charter Review: Disseminating insights and learning

Following the completion of the REC review, Advance HE is hosting an event to share with the sector the key findings of the review and next steps for development.

This event will offer insights from the review of the Charter, drawing on the exploration of REC applications and the experiences of REC participants and stakeholders.
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Advance HE welcomes the Race Equality Charter Review Phase 2 report

Advance HE welcomes the report from Douglas Oloyede consultants, which adds substantially to the evidence base informing the planned development of the REC.
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Race Equality Charter Review: Phase 2 report

Douglas Oloyede consultants publish their findings on the impact and process of the Race Equality Charter (REC).

The Phase 2 report, coupled with the previous independent work undertaken by Dr Nicola Rollock in Phase 1, provides Advance HE valuable understanding of what aspects of the Charter should be explored and developed further to ensure REC members are best supported in their race equality efforts.

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Race Equality Charter Review: Phase 1 Summary

The Race Equality Charter underwent two phases of an overarching review. The first phase was led by Dr Nicola Rollock who is a specialist in racial justice in education and the workplace. Dr Rollock completed this phase of the review in 2019.

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Race Equality Charter