Race is protected under The Equality Act 2010, this includes ethnicity and nationality. This means that individuals cannot be discriminated against based on their race.
St George’s is committed to achieving race equality for all of our staff and students. Our data shows us that work is required to ensure equality based on race and ethnicity in areas such career development, recruitment and student degree awards. We are undertaking various work to directly address these issues and to understand the experiences of our staff and students to inform our approach.
Race and Ethnicity Staff Network
St George's has a Staff Race and Ethnicity Network. Visit the Staff Networks page for more information on how to get involved.
St George’s takes part in B-MEntor Professional, a cross-institutional mentoring scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Professional Services staff. The programme aims to provide a unique platform for BAME professional services staff to strengthen their professional skills and improve their networking capabilities. For more information visit the Staff Development page.
Fair Recruitment Specialist Initiative
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion we are piloting a new recruitment initiative which is designed to address issues of underrepresentation of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates in our recruitment activities.
Visit the Fair Recruitment Specialist Initiative page for more information.
Differential attainment refers to an urgent problem across the higher education system, where White students are more likely to attain a higher classification in their degree than those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Data has shown these differences exist at St George’s, with the University last year awarding 9% more Firsts and 2:1s to White students than to those from BAME backgrounds. In response to this St George’s has pledged to eradicate these attainment gaps by 2031, and to more than halve existing gaps within five years. There is various work happening to reach this target, managed by the Attainment Working Group.
If you would like to get involved in this area of work, or be kept informed of updates, please contact the Attainment Working Group. The Attainment Working Group is open to all - students from across the university, and professional services and academic staff.