Under current legislation the University has a duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination and positively promote equality of opportunity and good race relations between people of all racial groups.
The University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2013 and accompanying objectives sets out how we are going to continue to fulfil our duties under the equality legislation including our duties around race equality.
We monitor ethnicity and report annually on progress in our Diversity Annual Report.
We celebrate Black History Month in October each year and are currently planning next year's activities. So if you have any ideas or want to take part - let us know!
We have just learnt we have been successful in gaining a Bronze University Award under a new Race Equality Charter Mark - one of only eight universities to do so!
A Bronze Award recognises that the University has a solid foundation for eliminating racial inequalities and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students.
Race Equality Charter Mark
The University has been taking part in the Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) Race Equality Charter Mark trial. This is an initiative for the Higher Education Sector which allows HEIs to apply for an award recognising their commitment to, and progression towards race equality.
For more information visit the Race Equality Charter Mark.
International Student Support (ISS) - International Student Advisors are based in the Student Information Centres in the Cadman Building in Stoke and the Beacon Building in Stafford.
The Students' Union has a Multi Cultural Liberation Network.
For information relating to faith issues, including prayer space and food, see our Religion or Belief page.
Our Bullying and Harassment page has information on how to report race-related hate incidents, discrimination or harassment.
NUS Exploring the Experiences Black Students in FE and HE (PDF, file size: 64.75KB)
NUS Race for Opportunity (PDF, file size: 1.3MB)
Voice4Change - national body supporting local BME voluntary and community organisations
Reporting Hate Crime and Discrimination