Loughborough University is committed to tackling racism and being an anti-racist organisation. To help facilitate the progress, the University signed up as a member of Race Equality Charter (REC) in April 2018 and was awarded the REC Bronze Award in May 2022.
We know that becoming an institution that is free of systemic racism is a long journey, and it requires commitment and work from our entire community.
We believe everyone has a part to play in addressing race inequity, through centring the knowledge and insights of those most affected, with white colleagues and the University’s leadership team taking on specific responsibility for making progress and cultural change measurable, tangible and felt.
We want to create an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, and has a space to thrive, regardless of their race, ethnic background, identity, or culture.
Loughborough University has an online tool that allows students, staff, or concerned friends or relatives to report incidents of: Domestic Violence, Bullying and Harassment, Stalking, Hate Incidents, Safeguarding, Sexual Violence, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Substance Misuse and any other welfare concerns.
Incidents reported through the system will be handled by trained specialist support staff based in Student Services who will look at the report and provide help and support.
BAME Student Council and BAME Doctoral Researcher Consortium
These are two recently established groups for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Student leadership at the University (Midlands and London). These groups provide a supportive, open-door space where students from BAME groups can:
- Connect with each other and culturally competent staff from Loughborough University and Loughborough Students' Union.
- Share their experiences in a safer and more validating environment.
- Access and practice anti-racist and intersectional leadership training.
- Collaboratively generate and lead projects and initiatives to improve the BAME student experience at Loughborough.