Our commitment to providing our students with an inclusive learning environment that values equality and diversity is at the heart of what we do here, at Leeds Beckett.
From our Race Equality Forum, which has been active since 2010, to our continuous participation in the Race Equality Charter Mark since 2015, we actively strive to improve the representation, progression and success of black and minority ethnic students within higher education.
Our Annual Race Lecture series, which are open to colleagues, students and the wider Leeds community, are an important part of who we are and our culture. Over the years, we have welcomed a number of speakers, including Dr Shirley Thompson speaking about our African heritage in classical music and the effort she has made to reclaim this part of our history.
We are also making significant progress to increase the diversity profile of our professoriate, both in relation to gender and ethnicity. 20.6% of our Professors identify as BAME and 3.4% of our Professors identify as Black or Black British.
Further to the above, we support the Black Lives Matter movement, within the broader recognition of our role in the fight against racism.