Our Anti-racism Statement
Racism exists on our campuses and in our society. Call it what it is and reject it in all its forms. We stand united against racism, and in our support for anyone who experiences racism.
- Foster an anti-racist culture of understanding
- Make clear where responsibility and accountability lie for eradicating racism in all its forms
- Support an anti-racist curriculum
- Construct systematic, anti-racist development practices
- Invest in a diverse workforce
- Record and respond effectively to racist incidents
- Monitor and review organisational race data
- Consult with Black, Asian and minority ethnic* community partners
*We know that many are unclear whom we mean when we use the term Black, Asian and minority ethnic (which is often shortened to BAME). To be clear, it is intended to reflect all our ethnic minorities. This includes Jewish people, for example, and also white ethnic minorities such as Roma and Gypsy people.
It is an inadequate term, disliked by many, which fails to reflect the differentness of our multiple communities. However, we haven’t yet found a better way of expressing this which is acceptable to the majority. And so we shall continue to use the term Black, Asian and minority ethnic for now, but will follow the example of our Student’s Union, who try to use the full term whenever possible, to avoid ‘BAME’ becoming a shorthand term which carries even less meaning for some.