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Race Equality Charter

Our University is part of a new national Race Equality Charter Mark to improve the representation, progression and success of black and minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

The continued existence of racial inequalities in higher education limits both minority ethnic individuals and the sector as a whole in fulfilling its full potential and the race equality charter mark aims to inspire a strategic approach to making cultural and systemic changes that will make a real difference to minority ethnic staff and students.

The Race Equality Charter (REC) provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. It is supported by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).  Member institutions develop initiatives and solutions for action and Leeds Beckett is developing its own action plan in preparation for submission in July 2019.  You can find out more about the charter and guiding principles here.

Student Race Equality Survey: Help us address institutional racism

Why we are running this survey now
Your student voice is a powerful agent for initiating change.  
By taking part in this survey, which is part of a wider piece of work looking to understand the culture at Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and advance race equality, you are contributing to that knowledge and helping us to identify and action areas for improvement.

The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and as a thank you for completing the survey, you will be entered into our prize draw. £2000 worth of prizes are up for grabs for £50 or £20 as Amazon vouchers, food card credit or for SU bar vouchers. Prize winners will be drawn once the survey closes and we will contact winners via their student email address. 
You can save your responses and return to the survey, but don’t forget that the survey closes at 9am on 4th May 2018. 

We want to hear the views of all students irrespective of race, nationality or ethnicity, however we particularly encourage participation from BAME students. 

Data security and anonymity
We are using your student ID in order to share the survey with you and to ensure that people only complete one version.  Your ID will be removed from your responses upon receipt so that your identity is protected. 

All data relating to this survey will be held confidentially in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. Brief details of the Act can be read here. At no point will the information you provide be shared in a way that would allow you to be personally identified and any published material will be anonymised. 

We are using the Equality Challenge Unit’s (ECU) Race Equality Charter to help drive change for students and staff.   The results of this survey will be included in our application and published on our website and we hope you will see your views and ideas reflected. 

Proceed to the survey
You can get to the survey by logging in as usual to MyBeckett and clicking the Race Equality Survey button. Alternatively you can go directly to the survey using this link and follow the instructions to log in.

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The Equality Challenge Unit is a registered charity, funded through the UK higher education funding bodies and representative organisations. They work to support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education and provide a central resource and guidance for the sector. Further information and publications can be found through their website including staff and student statistical reports using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
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