The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched a formal inquiry into the racial harassment of staff and students in publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in December 2018.
The inquiry is examining how effective the routes for reporting racial harassment at universities are and how effectively HEIs deal with any such reports. The EHRC is Great Britain’s national equality body. It works to promote and uphold equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. It is asking students and staff at universities to share their experiences of racism to help the inquiry.
The EHRC wants to hear from you if you experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment in a HEI (either as a member of staff or a student) in England, Scotland or Wales after September 2015. It also wants to hear from you if you have other information relevant to this inquiry.
You can respond to the inquiry by completing the relevant online form for students or staff. The closing date is 15 February 2019.
BU is committed to inclusivity and became a member of the Race Equality Charter in 2016. It is an initiative managed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.