We are pleased to announce that our application for a Bronze Race Equality Charter (REC) award has been successful
We are pleased to announce that our application for a Bronze Race Equality Charter (REC) award has been successful.
The Advance HE award is the result of an extensive consultation process which began in 2019 and is an important reflection of our desire to address racial inequalities as part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
The Race Equality Charter’s mission is to improve the representation, experience, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education. It provides a rigorous and robust framework through which institutions work to critically reflect and act on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of the progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.
There are currently 96 REC members, holding 25 awards in total.
More to come
The REC process does not end with this award but is a continuous change process of implementing the REC Action Plan and then monitoring progress and impact.
We will be receiving feedback on our submission in due course and will keep you updated on our next steps.
Dr Arun Verma, Head of REC at Advance HE, said: “REC Bronze is recognition of an institution’s robust foundation for eliminating racial inequalities, developing inclusive cultures and moving from commitment to sustainable and integrated bold and ambitious action.
“Advance HE looks forward to supporting Durham University as it progresses its action plan to advance race equality.”
Find out more
Further information about Durham work in relation to the Race Equality Charter can be viewed here.
For more information about the Race Equality Charter from Advance HE, click here.