Rainbow UK Higher Education

Striving to Promote Equality and Diversity in UK Higher Education

NUS Race for Equality report

Findings in the report entitled ‘Race for Equality’ show that 1 in 6 Black students have experienced racism in their current institution, one third do not trust their institution to properly handle complaints, and one third feel their educational environment leaves them unable to bring their perspective as Black students to lectures and tutorial meetings.

The report is the culmination of a two year research project that gathered existing evidence and combined it with new surveys and focus group evidence to understand the experience of Black students in further and higher education.

The evidence from qualitative data showed that many students were put off applying to Russell Group universities, which include Oxford and Cambridge, because their poor record on recruiting Black students implied students would be more likely to experience racism there than at other institutions.

Download Race for Equality:

http://www.nus.org.uk/PageFiles/12355/NUS_Race_for_Equality_web.pdf

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