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University signs up to Race Equality Charter

Sep 14, 2018

REC member logo
REC member logo

The University has signed up to Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter, formally run by the Equality Challenge Unit. The Race Equality Charter (REC) aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

It provides a framework whereby institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. Member institutions develop initiatives and solutions for action and can apply for a Bronze of Silver REC award, depending on their level of progress.

You can find out more about the fundamental principles underpinning the REC by visiting their website here.

Sue Clark, Inclusion and Diversity Officer said: “In applying for membership, our Vice-Chancellor has signed a formal pledge agreeing to work to fulfil the Charter’s aims and demonstrating our commitment to its five guiding principles. We are proud to be one of only 48 higher education institutions (HEIs) across the UK who are members of the Charter and we will now be working hard to gain our Bronze Award.”

Professor Helen Marshall, Vice-Chancellor added: “Currently only ten HEI’s across the UK have been successful in a Bronze application for the Race Equality Charter and I want Salford to be up there with the best in addressing race equality.

“We recognise that Charters aren’t the only way to address inclusivity, but becoming a member demonstrates our commitment to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment for all.”