For the student survey, click HERE. | For the staff survey, click HERE.

To learn more about the campaign, click HERE

The Race Equality Now campaign is a joint collaboration between Black Impact and Make Diversity Count.  We’re calling for meaningful inclusion and engagement with Black students and staff in the light of the failures of universities to implement the Race Equality Charter intended to address institutional racism in higher education. We are calling for a radical redesign of the Charter in consultation with African and Caribbean students and university staff. A review is currently being undertaken by Advance HE and Black voices need to be at the heart of this review. 

Black students are at the heart of what we do at Black Impact and as a national African and Caribbean student network that seeks to support the leadership development and career aspirations of Black students in the UK, our key objective is the desire to challenge structural racism, social and economic injustice, and discrimination within higher education. And so, for this campaign, we have teamed up with Make Diversity Count.  

Make Diversity Count (MDC) is a national movement whose aim is to improve diversity standards in the places where we work, live, and learn.  

The MDC campaign launched in June 2020 in response to institutional racism in higher education, and the lack of transparency and accountability on issues of academic racism and workplace discrimination, weak reporting mechanisms, and failure to take action.  

The campaign has as a major objective seeking to amend the 2010 Equality Act to make it a legal requirement for all UK organizations (including universities) to have a visible robust anti-discrimination policy which includes exactly what the procedure for handling reports of racism and other forms of discrimination is. 

Black Impact and MDC have now launched the Race Equality Now campaign and key to this campaign, is seeking the views of African and Caribbean students and staff on their experience of racism.  

That’s why we are inviting you to support the campaign by taking part in the national Black student and staff survey, which is just one of the ways through which we’re seeking to engage Black students and staff.  

The Race Equality Now survey aims are as follows: 

  • To understand the Black student and staff experience of racism. 
  • To understand how Black students and staff respond to racism. 
  • To reflect the impact of racism on Black students and staff.  
  • To find out what systems Universities have in place to support Black students and staff who experience racism including how they support incident reporting and provide ongoing support, post-incident to Black students and staff.