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If you would like to gain more of an understanding of the issues and topics that matter to Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues or students or are seeking more background information to support a colleague or student, our list of the following resources (which will expand over time) may be of help.  

The University Library also provides access to hundreds of resources, digitally and in print, across a wide variety of topics; for further information see: 

If you have any feedback on the following information, please get in touch. 


The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy team at the University welcome people of all faiths and those with none. The team offers pastoral spiritual, and religious care and religious guidance to staff, students and on occasion their families or guardians.

 Staff network groups are a fantastic way to network with people from all over the University.  Many of the groups also offer confidential support and advisory services from their members to any member of staff.


Policies and guidance

We have a number of policies and guidance documents available to support equity. 


Diversity in the Workplace is an online module that intends to support staff to become familiar with equalities legislation and looks in detail at all equality groups.

Let's Talk About Race is a short module providing more information about racism in the workplace and actions we can all take:

StellarHE is targeted at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Professional Support Staff, Academics and Researchers at a middle to senior management level who aspire to senior leadership positions in Higher Education. 

100 Black Women Professors Now! is a unique 12-month accelerator programme for black female academics working in UK higher education institutions. The programme has been developed by Women in Higher Education Network (WHEN).


We have a number of resources available that have been developed at the University to support equity.  

Founded in 2013, the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) is the UK’s leading centre of research into ethnic, racial and religious inequalities. The Centre has a number of university partners, The University of Manchester is project lead.

The Race Equality Charter (REC) provides a framework for engagement, critical self-assessment and action planning on race (in)equality. The University was one of the 31 higher education institutions involved in the trial of the REC.

Researching African and Caribbean Health (ReACH) conducts studies to help us better understand and improve the health and wellbeing of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds in the UK and globally, while tackling inequalities.

Manchester Museum is one of the largest university museums in the UK. The galleries and facilities that you find across the museum have been co-curated and co-designed and displays include new and diverse perspectives. 

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust archive the life stories of global majority communities in Manchester, by running oral history projects, hosting events and exhibitions, and working with schools, for past, present and future generations.

External resources

Sometimes staff feel more comfortable talking to someone outside of the organisation. There are a number of well-known external resources which may be useful*.

If you would like to add another resource or spot one that no longer works here, please contact us. 

*The University of Manchester cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites. 

Organisations (Local)

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) works to drive economic and social inclusion in Greater Manchester through effective collaborations and supporting other organisations to achieve their goals.

The Greater Manchester Equality Panels have been established to advise, support and challenge Greater Manchester’s political leaders and policy-makers to tackle the discrimination and disadvantage that cause injustice and inequality in society, and champion Greater Manchester as an inclusive city-region.

Kids of Colour is a project for young people of colour aged 24 and under to explore ‘race’, identity and culture.

Rainbow Noir is a volunteer-led social group who celebrate, elevate and advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex people of colour.

The People’s History Museum tells the story of the past, present and future of democracy in Britain with a focus on ideas worth fighting for such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

The Caribbean and African Health Network work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships, and a social movement to improve health outcomes for Black people.  

Organisations (National / International)

Black History Month is celebrated every October in the UK and is an opportunity to recognise and appreciate our Black history.

The Black Lives Matter Movement UK is an international human and civil rights movement, that highlights and campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and aims to make Britain fairer by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.

Runnymede is the UK’s leading race equality think tank.

Kick it out aim to make sure sport is for everyone – putting equality and inclusion up front.

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is an anti-racism educational charity.

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex.

Stop Hate UK is a leading national organisation working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.

National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NASDN) connects and represents disabled staff networks whilst also being a collective platform to share experiences and good practice, and to examine challenges and opportunities.