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Race Equality Survey: invitation

Staff and students are invited to take part in a University-wide race equality survey.

The anonymous survey is open now and can be completed online until 30 November 2014.

It forms part of Edinburgh's participation in a UK-wide trial of Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) race equality charter mark.

Insights gathered via the survey will help to inform a race equality action plan, which will be submitted to ECU in April 2015.

Race Equality Survey

Closing date: 30 November 2014

Complete the survey now

Informed actions

The survey will be followed by an invitation to participate in focus groups to any staff and students who self-identify in the survey as having a minority ethnic background and who voluntarily provide their contact details.

The purpose of the focus groups is to gain further feedback from those individuals about how the University's commitment to equality and diversity translates into lived experience.

As a result, members of the University community who identify as having a minority ethnic background are particularly encouraged to take part in the survey.

It's important that we not only take action to address inequality but ensure that these actions are being informed by the experiences of staff and students.
Professor Jane NormanVice-Principal Equality and Diversity

Charter mark

Edinburgh is one of 30 institutions participating in the trial of ECU's race equality charter mark, which aims to challenge racial inequality in higher education.

By taking part, the University is working to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students.

ECU is a national higher education equality body that works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education.

Related Links

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Equality and Diversity: race equality charter mark

Equality Challenge Unit