Race is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.
The University is committed to promoting an ethos that safeguards the dignity and well being of everyone and encourages practices that take into account the rights of individuals to be treated with dignity and respect. It recognises that race discrimination, harassment and victimisation may be experienced by all in a number of ways, including day-to-day interaction with colleagues, peers, visitors and staff.
The University does not tolerate any form of race discrimination which it recognises is unacceptable, discriminatory and unlawful, and is proactive in ensuring that people, whatever their race, are treated fairly. This commitment is consistent with the significant progress that the University has already made in this area.
The University recognises the valuable contribution that can be made by staff and students regardless of their race, in terms of qualities of experiences brought to learning, teaching, support services, research, consultancy, enterprise, widening participation, administration and management.
We will comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to race equality.