Race Equality Charter 2025 Student Survey

The University is committed to advancing race equality and successfully applied to the Advance HE's the Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award in 2020. We will renew our award in 2025 and would like to hear from our students who will be graduating this summer, so we can better understand the culture and experience of our students about race equality on campus.

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Your voices drive change, and together we can work towards building a university where every student feel that they are supported and can achieve their best. Nearly 150 actions in our Race Equality Charter Action Plan 2020 were developed from the inputs by over 5,000 students and staff. It is now your opportunity to shape our next steps in creating a more inclusive experience to our students from all racial backgrounds.

During the current Race Equality Charter cycle, we have managed to act to:

  • Become the second most ethnically diverse student population as a Russell Group institution outside of London
  • Diversify the catering provision on campus with the opening of new outlets representing different cultural backgrounds
  • Increase the library’s bibliographic offering of authors from around the world
  • Create initiatives to successfully close the black graduate employability gap
  • Complete a 3-year sport engagement analysis with actions to diversify sport participation
  • Create a training module on how to navigate living in diverse groups with intercultural competency skills
  • Work with student groups to expand cultural celebration and festivals on campus
  • Open new prayer facilities on campus
  • Established the Belonging at Birmingham (BAB) initiative to co-create student guides with lifehacks about living in Birmingham for international students
  • Offer the 125th Anniversary Black British Researcher scholarships to address underrepresentation in the academic pipeline

Remember, this journey towards race equality is ongoing. We’ll continue to listen, learn, and act. Your view can help us identify what we need to work on over the next 5 years. 

Complete the survey

It takes around 10 to minutes to complete the questions and you can also choose to enter the lucky draw for winning one of the 10 £20 Amazon vouchers.


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