London South Bank University (LSBU) has been awarded a Bronze Race Equality Charter Award from Advance HE. Advance HE works with partners from across the globe to improve higher education for staff, students and society. The Race Equality Charter works to improve the representation, experience, progression and success of Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.
Over the past two years, LSBU has worked on the submission and as part of their actions over the next five years will work to ensure that BAME staff and students have an equitable and positive experience whilst working and studying here. Actions over the next five years include:
Continued support for BAME staff to undertake the Diversify Leadership development programme.
An inclusive recruitment action plan to ensure better representation across roles in the university.
The implementation of a tailored mentoring programme and support for BAME early career researchers.
Work with a Decolonising Research fellow to support staff and students using our decolonising curriculum framework.
Sanchia Alasia, Group Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at LSBU said: “It’s an incredible achievement to receive the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award from Advance HE and is testament to the hard work from all the charter self-assessment team and working groups within LSBU.”
Professor Calvin Moorley, Chair of the Race Equality Charter at LSBU, said: “This is a great achievement for LSBU and a recognition of our commitment to racial equality for all staff and students. It signals to all racialised minority staff and students that at LSBU racial equity is at the heart of what we do.”
Anne Mwangi, Head of the Race Equality Charter, said, “REC Bronze is recognition of an institution’s robust foundation for eliminating racial inequalities, developing inclusive cultures and moving from commitment to sustainable and integrated bold and ambitious action.
“Advance HE looks forward to supporting LSBU as it progresses its action plans to advance race equality.”