Race equality and improving the representation and experience of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff across the University remains a priority.
Race Equality Initiatives
Race Equality Charter
The University of Bristol signed the Race Equality Charter in April 2019
Professor of the History of Slavery
Appointing Professor Olivette Otele, our first Professor of the History of Slavery to help us better understand our past and use that knowledge to shape our future.
Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group
We work with all public sector organisations across the city as a member of Bristol’s Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group as part of a city-wide approach to collectively tackling race equality issues.
Ethnicity Pay Gap Report
We published the results of our first Ethnicity Pay Gap Report and are taking action to address any inequalities.
BAME Staff Network
We established a BAME Staff Network where people can share a sense of community and work with us to ensure that our BAME staff have a consistent and positive experience at the University.
Report and Support
We launched the online Report and Support that offers staff and students a quick and easy way to tell us about specific incidents.
Stand Up Speak Out
We developed our Stand Up Speak Out web resource bringing together a range or policy, support and training for staff who may be experiencing or witnessing unacceptable behaviour at work including the launch of a Bystander At Work development programme.
We participate in the Stepping Up initiative, a positive action programme aimed at improving the representation of BAME people, as well as other groups, in senior leadership roles within Bristol and the wider region.
Apprenticeship Talent Pipeline
We launched an apprenticeship talent pipeline to drive ethnic diversity whilst taking into consideration the skills gaps present in underrepresented groups in industry demand areas such as Finance, IT, Human Resources, Engineering and the Creative Industries.
Inclusive Manager Workshop
We are integrating unconscious bias, microaggressions, and privilege into relevant development activity including a new Inclusive Manager workshop
Disrupting Racism Programme
This new development programme is designed to support all of us on our journey towards becoming an anti-racist University.
The first pilot of its kind, Elevate offers a unique opportunity for staff from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background and who identify as female, to meet, share, support and learn together from across the four GW4 universities in the South West (Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter). Access further information here.
Supporting BAME staff during COVID-19
A community for both academic and professional members of staff from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, where we can connect with each other and feel a sense of belonging.
Free access to talking therapies with Nilaari (BAME led charity) through the Staff Counselling Service.
The latest Report published on 19 March 2020. For the first time, and before this becomes obligatory, we are publishing our ethnicity pay gap figures. We are committed to eliminating the pay gap at our University, across both gender and ethnicity.