Race Equality Charter

The Race Equality Charter is a national charter mark aimed at improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. The framework enables institutions to identify and reflect on institutional barriers facing minority ethnic staff and students. You can read more about it on the Equality Challenge Unit’s website: www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/race-equality-charter

We have signed up to the Charter and intend it to be the framework that guides and drives our work to advance race equality over the next few years. It is currently awarded at institutional level only (unlike Athena SWAN, which also gives awards to departments), but we are still expected to evidence how departments are approaching race equality in their own contexts.

We view the charter as an opportunity for us to raise the profile of race equality and maintain conversations about what race equality looks like in practice, at Oxford, for everyone.

For more information on our approach in applying for the charter mark have a look at our Oxford Race Equality Blog