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Have your say on race equality

08 Nov 2022

Share your views ahead of the University’s Race Equality Charter submission and shape our future commitments

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The University of Manchester is committed to addressing racial inequalities and creating an inclusive culture and environment where individuals are able to thrive, irrespective of their race or ethnicity. To support our ongoing progress towards race equality, we are currently working towards an application for Advance HE's Race Equality Charter (REC).

An essential part of the REC process is about engaging with our staff and students to hear their experiences. This has been a prominent feature in the development of the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy, and we will continue with this approach. Read the new EDI strategy.

The REC Staff Survey is now open for colleagues to share their experiences and views on being part of our University. This survey is for everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity and all responses will be completely confidential. 

Please note: this survey is for staff only. Undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those who also work for the University, should complete the Race Equality Charter student survey. Details will be sent to students.

Insights gained from the REC staff survey will highlight where progress has been made as well as where ongoing barriers, differential experiences and discrimination still exist. Responses will inform the action plan developed as part of the REC process to ensure that the University is a great place of work and study for all its staff and students.

Our survey is open until Friday, 2 December, so please take ten minutes before then to share your views. Complete the REC survey now.

Paper surveys will be available for teams with limited IT access. If you or your team require paper surveys, please contact the Directorate of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

This is an important time for the University – the new EDI strategy provides focus and continued momentum following our progress to date. However, we recognise that there is more to do and at pace. Please be assured that your views shared in the REC survey will be heard and will feed into meaningful actions that will bring about change for the better.

How long does it take to complete?

It takes around ten to 20 minutes to complete, depending on the comments you may wish to provide. You should be given time as part of your working day to complete it.

Why should I complete it?

This survey is part of a wider piece of work looking to understand the culture of the University and advance race equality. By taking part you are adding to the knowledge of the University and helping us to identify areas for improvement, and ways to make those improvements.

Further information

Complete the REC survey now

Read about the Race Equality Charter

Read about our progress with race equity