People and Organisational Development

Equality, diversity & inclusion

Race Equality Charter

In April 2018, Loughborough University signed up as a member of the Race Equality Charter. The charter aims to improve the representation, progression and success of all minority ethnic staff and students within higher education and address issues of racism within higher education institutions (HEIs). In October 2019, a REC Self-Assessment Team (SAT) was established, in the form of the Race Equality Action Group (REAG), comprising of 19 staff and students. Over the next two years, the SAT will be assessing the current situation within the institution and creating a substantial action plan to address these issues, with a view to submitting for a Bronze award in 2021.

"Becoming a member of the Race Equality Charter reflects the desire at Loughborough to tackle racism, advance race equality and create an environment where staff and students from all backgrounds feel safe, happy and able to thrive.

We are aware that we are at the beginning of a long process and it may take time to see change. The University's leadership team are committed to advancing race equality and creating a change in culture alongside all colleagues and students. Taking steps to tackle racism and advance race equality is the responsibility of all colleagues and students."
 
James Esson (Race Equality Champion, Staff), Tara Nadi (Race Equality Champion, Students; Ethinic Minorities Officer) and Richard Taylor (Race Equality Champion, Senior Management)