Race Equality Group

The University’s Race Equality Champion, Professor John Briggs, Clerk of Senate convened the first Race Equality Group at the end of the last academic session.

The group discussed the most recent Staff Equality Monitoring Report data,  Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation across job families at the University and recruitment data for BME staff, as well as Student Degree Attainment and whether there is an ‘attainment gap’ for BME students.

In addition, the group reviewed the recent Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) report on Academic flight: how to encourage black and minority ethnic academics to stay in UK higher education.

The group aims to meet three times a year, with the first meeting of the 2015-16 session scheduled for November.  Group members would be keen to hear the views of BME staff and students across campus.   

Contact details for the members are outlined below:

Race Equality Champion (Chair)

Professor John Briggs

Equality and Diversity Manager

Kirstine Adams

Student representative - SRC Student Support Officer

Una Marie Darragh

Student representative - SRC Race Equality Officer

To Be Confirmed for 2015-16

Staff representative – R&T

Edward Wasige

Staff representative - MPA

Marylise Tate

Staff representative - Technical

Gurman Pall

Staff representative – Operational

Oksana Grigoriu


First published: 7 September 2015