Celebrating our latest Race Equality Charter member
ECU is delighted to welcome Leeds Trinity University as its 28th Race Equality Charter (REC) member. REC provides universities with a framework and process through which to acknowledge and address racial inequalities strategically and holistically.
Professor Ray Lloyd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University and Chair of their self-assessment team, said:
“As a Catholic faith foundation university, we are absolutely committed to the promotion of dignity, respect, social justice and equality, and the work towards achieving recognition under the Race Equality Charter will be amongst the most important activities undertaken by the university.
“In the post-Brexit and Trump world in which we live, shining a light on inequality, and attempting to eradicate it, have never been more important. This work will not only enhance our ability to provide an exceptional educational experience in a diverse community, but also to support the overall mission of the university.”
Any higher education institution in the UK can become a member of REC by:
- sending a letter from their Vice-Chancellor (or equivalent).
- agreeing to the five guiding principles of REC.
- committing to applying for a full award within three years of membership (universities in Scotland are subject to an annual subscription fee).