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Race Equality Group

Terms of reference

At the current rate of progress it will take UCL 300 years to meet its corporate equality target on ethnicity. The Race Equality Group exists to help accelerate progress in this area.

Aims of the REG:

•  To raise awareness of race equality and cultural diversity at UCL;

•  To analyse staff and student ethnicity data to identify areas of concern;

•  To help develop practical solutions to address issues of underrepresentation and low participation;

•  To represent the views of black and minority ethnic staff and act as a body of expertise on ethnic minority issues and race discrimination;

•  To advise senior management on how to promote an inclusive culture for black and minority ethnic staff at UCL;

•  To deepen the knowledge of race equality issues of group members;

•  To provide opportunities for social and professional networking among group members.

The group will achieve this by:

•  Involvement and consultation on the university's plans, strategies, policies and guidance;

•  Acting as a channel for communication between BME staff and senior management;

•  Assisting in the coordination of events and activities which celebrate diversity at UCL;

•  Supporting and monitoring the implementation of the University's Race Equality Action Plan and Single Equality Strategy;

•  Facilitating information sharing between members.

Membership

Membership of the group will be open to any member of staff who supports the aims of the group. However it is important that the group contains a good balance of academic and support staff at all grades and representation of men and women from different ethnic groups.

Responsibilities of members:

•  Members must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information;

•  Members are expected to contribute in some way to the group;

•  Members are encouraged to attend events organised by the group.

The group will meet once each term and will report to the Human Resources Policy Committee (HRPC). The Director of Human Resources or a Vice Provost will be invited to attend one meeting each year and the Race and Religious Equality Champions will also be invited to attend one meeting a year.

Useful links

BME email network

News from the REG

 

 

Last updated: 22nd February 2013