Our priorities for race equity

Five students on Peel Park Campus

As part of the development of our Race Equity Action Plan, within our Race Equality Charter (REC) work, students and staff shared feedback on their experience via our REC Survey within the 2023/24 academic year. We’ve used this feedback to create six REC priorities, which we will focus on over the next five years to advance race equity at the University of Salford.

Our six priorities

  1. Deliver year-on-year improvements to the student and colleague experience of inclusive culture at the University of Salford
  2. To increase the proportion of minoritised ethnic colleagues across all areas and grades, through enhancements to our recruitment process
  3. To increase the proportion of minoritised ethnic colleagues across all areas and grades, through supporting career progression of existing colleagues
  4. To narrow the gap between minoritised ethnic students and white students in relation to the proportion of 2:1’s and first-class degrees awarded
  5. To increase representation and progression of black students, through improving offer rates
  6. To enhance the experiences of international students, through providing specific and culturally appropriate support  
Three students walking through Peel Park, University of Salford

Join our stalls to find out more

In April 2024, we’re hosting stalls across campus for you to learn more about how our priorities have been decided, and how your feedback has fed into them and our Race Equity Action Plan. We also welcome any additional feedback you have about what we can do to deliver on these priorities. Whether you're a student or staff member, pop by between 10:00-15:00 at the following locations: 

  • Clifford Whitworth Library foyer – Monday 22 April
  • MediaCity foyer – Monday 22 April
  • Maxwell foyer – Tuesday 23 April
  • University House foyer – Wednesday 24 April
  • Allerton foyer – Thursday 25 April until 12:30 

Colleague Roundtable

On Tuesday 23 April 2024, colleagues can join our next roundtable to learn more about our priorities. We will review each priority identified through the survey, outlining their implications for staff and our organisational strategy. The session will run from 13:00-14:00 in the Maxwell Building.

Have a question?

If you have any further questions, please contact our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team at: equity@salford.ac.uk