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Race Equality Charter

NTU prides itself on making strides towards creating an inclusive culture and environment where all our colleagues and students can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our commitment to improving racial equality at NTU has been demonstrated by signing up to the AdvanceHE Race Equality (REC) Charter in June 2020, and the development of a Race Equality Action Plan to ensure we are making progress on race equality in the immediate term, as well as the long-term analysis and actions required by the Race Equality Charter.

Race Equality Charter Bronze Award

NTU awarded the REC Bronze Award

NTU has been awarded the REC Bronze Award which recognises an institutions solid foundation for addressing and eliminating racial inequalities and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students.

The process to achieve this accreditation has taken several years, and has involved:

  • assessing where NTU are now as an institution
  • developing an action plan to drive change.

What is the Race Equality Charter?

The REC provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic colleagues and students. Member institutions develop initiatives and solutions for action, and can apply for a Bronze or Silver REC award.

NTU has been awarded the REC Bronze Award which recognises an institutions solid foundation for addressing and eliminating racial inequalities and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students. The process to achieve this accreditation has taken several years, and has involved:

  • assessing where NTU are now as an institution
  • developing an action plan to drive change.

View the NTU REC Action Plan and Progress Report for 2020-21, and find out more about the REC, including its five fundamental principles on the AdvanceHE website.

To support the progression of NTU’s Race Equality journey, a Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team (RECSAT) has been created. This is an advisory board that also holds the University accountable for actions being taken as part of its REC journey. It comprises of staff and student representatives at all levels and areas from across the institution and is Co-Chaired by our Vice-Chancellor. Each member’s contribution is welcome and valued and everyone holds an equal voice.

Hacing achieved the REC (bronze award), NTU remain committed to the cause, and continue to take positive action to break down the institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues and students.