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Race Equality Charter Mark

Race Equality Charter Mark

The continued existence of racial inequalities in higher education limits both minority ethnic individuals and the sector as a whole in fulfilling its full potential.

The Race Equality Charter Mark is an initiative run by the Equality Challenge Unit, which aims to inspire a strategic approach to making cultural and systemic changes that will make a real difference to minority ethnic staff and students. It covers professional and support staff, academic staff, student attainment, diversity of the curriculum and progression of students into academia.

The University formed a Self Assessment Team (SAT), which has been chaired by Professor Pam Thomas since June 2015. The team has been gathering evidence from across the institution, and is currently developing an action plan that details specific measures that the University will commit to implementing over a four year period.

This page will tell you more about the work that has happened so far.


Click here to find out more about the SAT members.


The application involves collecting evidence from a number of different sources. Click here to find out more about the work we’ve done.


The RECM application needs a response from University colleagues. Not only will this enhance our application, but it will lead to an action plan that is owned by the wider University community. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

Future Activities

Once we know the result of our application for the Charter Mark, we will need the ongoing commitment of the University community in implementing our action plan. Keep an eye on insite for further calls to action, and please stay in touch if you would like to highlight any activity that you think would be relevant to this work.

Email address: RaceEquality at warwick dot ac dot uk