The Bronze Award, made by Advance HE, recognises the fact that the university has demonstrated that it has established an institutional base on which to eliminate racial inequalities and develop an inclusive culture that values all staff and students.
The university’s award submission was the result of two years’ work and informed by an analysis of staff and student data, the results of Race Equality surveys and feedback from focus groups and forums.
Welcoming the news of the award, Professor Andrew Lloyd, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award which recognises the university’s commitment to understanding and addressing racial inequality across the institution. As we deliver our action plan, we will progressively challenge ourselves to ensure that we develop an embedded inclusive culture. This will not only provide support to some of our key strategic priorities as an institution, but will also provide universal improvements in our learning and working environment for our students and staff.”