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Recording of Vice-Chancellor's Race Equality Review briefing session

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Thank you to all who joined the Vice-Chancellor's briefing session on Tuesday 20 October. Professor Robert Van de Noort was joined by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Parveen Yaqoob and Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Dr Allán Laville for a discussion on race equality.

The briefing focused mainly on the Race Equality Review, which Professor Yaqoob and Dr Laville are leading and which will be completed by the end of the year. While discussing the work that has gone into the review so far, they spoke frankly about the issues that can affect Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and students, and how we all must play an active role in improving our University community and beyond.

Professor Yaqoob shared the highlights of some of the experiences colleagues and students had articulated in the focus groups in the summer.

The Race Equality Survey will play an important part in shaping the final Race Equality Review, and will also contribute towards a future Race Equality Charter Mark application. We're asking all colleagues - irrespective or race - to share their views and experiences of race at Reading. If you haven't already done so, please use this link to access the survey. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will close at 23.59 on Monday 26 October.

The survey results will also inform the recommendations of the Review and the forward action plan which will follow. You can find out more about the survey in this story.

Alongside the discussions on racial equality, Professor Van de Noort gave a brief update on COVID-19 and Phases One and Two of the Post-COVID-19 Response Programme.

A vide of the session is available below, and you can also download the presentation slides from this link (PowerPoint, 2.36 MB).

You can also access the video directly on Microsoft Streams

If you'd like to find out more about race and the Race Equality Review, you may find the following links useful:

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