Race Equality Charter Mark
Race Charter Mark
The University of Hertfordshire was awarded the Bronze Award for the Race Equality Charter Mark in 2021.
The Race Equality Charter aims to inspire a strategic approach to making cultural and systemic changes that will make a real difference to minority ethnic staff and students.
- professional and support staff
- academic staff
- student attainment, diversity of the curriculum and progression of students into academia.
What is the Race Equality Charter?
By becoming a member of the Race Equality Charter, the University has committed to the following guiding principles:
- racial inequalities are a significant issue within higher education. Racial inequalities are not necessarily overt, isolated incidents. Racism is an everyday facet of UK society and racial inequalities manifest themselves in everyday situations, processes and behaviours
- UK higher education cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population and until individuals from all ethnic backgrounds can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords
- in developing solutions to racial inequalities, it is important that they are aimed at achieving long-term institutional culture change, avoiding a deficit model where solutions are aimed at changing the individual
- minority ethnic staff and students are not a homogenous group. People from different ethnic backgrounds have different experiences and outcomes of higher education, and that complexity needs to be considered in analysing data and considering actions
- all individuals have multiple identities, and the intersection of those different identities should be considered wherever possible.