We are a member of Advance HE's Race Equality Charter (REC) and have been awarded a REC Bronze Award. Signing up to this charter demonstrates commitment to improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education. Our Bronze Award indicates that Middlesex University is on the right path to developing a more inclusive culture and progressing towards creating even greater opportunities for everyone in our community of staff and students, regardless of our background or experience.
Middlesex University recognises and is committed to challenging the structural barriers experienced by people of colour. To enable us to create equity within the University, we are voluntarily reporting our ethnicity pay gap and will take steps to address it.
Unlike gender pay gap reporting, ethnicity pay gap reporting is not required by law but there are growing calls to make it a statutory requirement. Our recent work for our Race Equality Charter Bronze Application contained actions to address the data collected.
In Middlesex University, in the region of 29% of staff come from minority ethnic backgrounds, around 16% of professors and senior staff are from minority ethnic backgrounds, there are members of the Board of Governors from minority ethnic backgrounds, but the University Executive is not ethnically diverse. We aspire to increasing diversity and inclusion at all levels in the University and a priority is to ensure that the University Executive are listening, learning and acting. Reverse mentoring is part of this process.
We have signed up to the Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees (BAME) in the UK. Signing up means taking practical steps to ensure our workplace is tackling barriers that ethnic minority people face in recruitment and progression and that our organisation is representative of British society today.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to unleash their potential and become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders.
The CMI Race network supports people to create more equal, diverse and inclusive organisations by driving change through professional leadership and management practices.
This guide on workplace inclusion aims to support all organisations in making real change happen, now.