The University of Huddersfield has recently signed up to the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC). The REC helps Universities to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. It provides a comprehensive framework that institutions use to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority staff and students.
By becoming a member of the Race Equality Charter, the University has committed to the following guiding principles:
The University became a member of the Race at Work Charter in March 2020, in doing so the University has signed up to the following five commitments:
The Maturity Matrix provides us with a framework and strategy based on levels of Maturity, which is aligned to the Race at Work Charter and many other report recommendations. This enables us to work towards positive improvements and narrowing inequalities surrounding race at the University.
The University has been awarded level two of the Maturity Matrix 2021 which highlights we have started to formalise and implement our ethnicity agenda within the University.
The University welcomes and supports the development of staff networks. Our staff networks provide an opportunity for staff who share a protected characteristic to network, obtain peer support and share information. They can also offer opportunities for staff to inform university policy on equality-related issues and topics. The networks are run by and for the members, with support from the University EDI Manager.
Welcome to the University of Huddersfield's Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Staff Network. The network has recently relaunched in June 2020.
To find out more about this network including future meeting dates, please contact Berenice Golding (Acting Chair)
As we build on our ongoing race equality work at the University, whilst it is important to listen to others’ experiences, it is also important to educate ourselves. There is a vast amount of useful resources you can find online, we have provided some useful resources as a starting point below:
University LinkedIn Learning Anti-Racism Videos:
Books to Read: