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Higher Education sector inquiry into racial harassment


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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a formal inquiry into racial harassment of staff and students in publically funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England , Scotland and Wales. The inquiry will look at how easy and effective the routes for reporting racial harassment are in HEIs, and how effectively reports are dealt with. In order to assess this, the inquiry wants to hear from all HEI staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment since September 2015.  

The University strongly encourages all staff and students who fall into this category to comply with this request by the deadline of Friday 15 February 2019. 

Complete the racial harassment survey for staff (link to Smart Survey)


Complete the racial harassment survey for students (link to Smart Survey)

The University will also be complying with a request from the EHRC to provide information about the processes we have in place to deal with such incidents as part of the same survey. 

The ERC aims to publish its report in Autumn 2019.