Under the Equality Act 2010, race is a protected characteristic that refers to an individual's colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins.
The University is taking part in the Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) Race Equality Charter Mark. The Charter Mark is aimed at improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.
The initiative follows in the footsteps of ECU’s renowned Athena SWAN Charter, and recognises excellence in advancing racial equality in higher education. It allows HEIs to apply for an award recognising their commitment to, and progression towards, race equality.