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Universities celebrate progress in tackling race equality

16 May 2019 | Advance HE Advance HE is delighted to announce Keele University and the University of East London as the latest Bronze award winners recognised for tackling race equality in higher education.

Advance HE is delighted to announce Keele University and the University of East London as the latest Bronze award winners recognised for tackling race equality in higher education.

Kingston University, Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Manchester also successfully renewed their Bronze in the latest round of the Race Equality Charter (REC) awards. Twelve universities have won Bronze awards since the Charter was trialled and launched in 2016.

The REC aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students, with awards conferred on institutions which develop initiatives and solutions to address race equality issues. 

Advance HE also welcomed Durham University, University of Bristol and Newcastle University as new members to the Charter, increasing to 55 the total number of institutions which have committed to addressing race equality.

Ammara Khan, Head of Race Equality Charter at Advance HE, said,

“Congratulations to Keele University and the University of East London for their work to improve race equality. In three years, we have welcomed 55 members to the Charter with 12 awards won, demonstrating the progress made to address the institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. 

“Through our work across Advance HE and the Charter in particular, we will continue to encourage and support our members to address race inequality and to achieve their equality and diversity goals.” 

REC awards will be presented alongside Athena SWAN Charter awards in a ceremony at the University of York on 24 June. 

Advance HE will explore the Race Equality Charter processes and experiences of members and applicants through a review later this year.

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