Race Equality Charter Mark
Swansea University will be taking part in the Race Equality Charter for the first time in 2016.
Run by the Equality Challenge Unit, the Race Equality Charter is committed to improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. The charter aims to inspire a strategic approach to making cultural and systemic changes that will make a real different to minority ethnic staff and students.
The Race Equality Charter provides a framework through which 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 or Silver REC award, depending on their level of progress. ECU began developing the charter in 2012 following the impact Athena SWAN has had in gender equality.
- professional and support staff
- academic staff
- student progression and attainment
- diversity of the curriculum
Swansea University's REC submission is led by Prof. Farah Bhatti, with support from the Equality Team and PVC Professor Iwan Davies.
Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team
The Self-Assessment Team (SAT) is chaired by senior pro-vice Chancellor Professor Iwan Davies. The SAT is responsible for writing the University submission and will monitor progress against the action plan. The group consists of members of Human Resources, the Equality team, and representatives from across the university.
If you would like to get involved, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.