In May 2020, the shocking death of George Floyd and the global response that has followed has highlighted the devastating impact of racism and racial inequality on our society and communities.
St George’s, University of London is committed to being an anti-racist organisation. These events have challenged us to develop our work further, and we recognise we must do more to address racism and inequalities within our community. We have commissioned an institutional review of our approach to race equality, examining the work that is ongoing and identifying priorities for action. The review is based on the principles of co-production and collaboration and led by Professor Deborah Bowman, Deputy Principal for Institutional Affairs. We are listening, learning and developing an institutional action plan which will be focused on achieving and monitoring sustainable change.
The University has a zero-tolerance approach to racism and condemns all racist and discriminatory behaviour. We are committed to challenging and dismantling structural racism within our practices, policies, procedures and community.
It is unacceptable that anyone at the University experiences racism or discrimination. We stand with our Black staff and students and those from all under-represented ethnic groups in pledging to take action. We are committed to ensuring that St George’s, University of London is an anti-racist environment within which all our staff and students can work, train, study and progress.
Messages to the community
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