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We currently require a Race Champion, if you have an interest and believe you can make a difference, please contact Elaine Orchard to express your interest.
Below are some useful links to groups both within the University and in the wider community.
We would be interested to hear about events and information that could be promoted and presented on this webpage, as well as any issues that could be taken to the Equality and Diversity Steering Group.
BSU is actively looking to set up a Race Equality Network Group. Employee Network Groups can provide support, opportunities to socialise and input into the development of the University. If you'd like to be involved please contact Elaine Orchard HR Manager.
If you'd like to provide feedback on a current policy, procedure or practice at BSU, or would be willing to provide feedback on any future practice, please also contact HR. If you'd prefer to make contact confidentially, then please indicate this.
Did you know?
APPG race and community
The first oral evidence session of the all-party parliamentary group on race and community's inquiry into higher education and race took place on 28 January 2014.
The session concentrated on student access, attainment and employment and heard evidence from Professor Les Ebdon, director of the Office for Fair Access and Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of Universities UK, alongside representatives from National Union of Students and Million+.
The second session will focus on race equality for staff, and ECU will be giving evidence to the committee. ECU has also submitted written evidence to the committee.
The overall percentage of BSU staff who gave their ethnic origin as Black or Minority Ethnic in 2009/10 was 3.6%
According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission review, How Fair is Britain:
- In England, the best performing group are Chinese girls; even those on FSM outperform all other ethnic groups whether on FSM or not. The worst performing group is Gypsy and Traveller children. Their performance is declining. Less than 1 in 6 obtain at least five good GCSEs.
- Ethnic minority students are up as a proportion of university students to 23% in 2009 (in line with their proportion in that age group).
- Around a third of Black students get a first or upper-second class degree, compared to two-thirds of White Students.
Useful Publications and Links
- The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - Macpherson,W. (1999) 'The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry', CM4264-1, London: The Stationery Office.
- Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
- Community Coherence - A report of the independent review team chaired by Ted Cantle, London: Home Office
- Community pride: Making Diversity work in Bradford - Race Review Report by Bradford City Council