The University of East Anglia's staff body is becoming increasingly diverse and the university is keen to achieve an excellent standard in all areas of fairness. Access All Areas and Staff Pride networks, along with Athena Swan self-assessment teams in almost every School, allow a wider engagement and exchange of perspectives, helping UEA improve policies and practice in the workplace.
To build on this, a new network is being established for staff from a Black or other minority ethnic background to consider any issues important to the group, provide an opportunity to comment on a range of policies and to feed ideas into event and policy planning.
The aim is that the group will become self-directing, with appropriate support.
Prof Sarah Barrow, Pro-Vice–Chancellor for Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee, said: “We hope the network will provide a first step towards achieving the Equality Challenge Unit’s objectives of improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic groups within higher education.”
If you’re interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The first event will take place on Wednesday 22 November from 12.30 until 2.00 pm in Arts 01.17. Lunch will be provided – if you’re going to attend and have special dietary needs please let us know by emailing email@example.com.