St Mary’s University, Twickenham (SMU) is delighted to announce it has been awarded the Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award after a successful application to Advance HE.
The REC is a framework provided by Advance HE through which institutions work to identify and address internal barriers faced by Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and students. The framework aims to help improve the representation, progression and success of BAME people in higher education.
Speaking of the award St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran said, “I am delighted that St Mary’s has been awarded the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award from Advance HE. This award underpins our commitment as a university to fostering equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education.
“In doing so, we draw on our University values of Excellence, Respect, Inclusiveness and Generosity of Spirit. We pledge to implement our action plan dedicated to addressing and overcoming racial inequality within our institution.”
SAT Co-chair Melina Healy said, “It has been a great privilege to be Co-chair of the REC, I have to say a huge thank you to the self-assessment team, present and past, whose hard work has led to us achieving our Bronze award. We still have work to do but this is an amazing achievement, and we should all be proud.”