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Race Equality


Race Equality

Racial equality occurs when institutions give equal opportunity to people of all races. Our university focuses on people from all over globally.

Race Equality Charter (REC)

As part of the Freedom City legacy, Newcastle University committed to developing our EDI work in race equality. Newcastle University is a member of the Race Equality Charter.

Advance HE’s (formerly the Equality Challenge Unit) Race Equality Charter (REC) provides a framework. It helps institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of staff and students from minority ethnic groups.

The REC covers professional and support staff; academic staff; student progression and attainment; and diversifying the curriculum.

The REC is based on five key principles. In applying to be part of the REC, our University needs to commit to adopt these principles within policies, practices, action plans and culture.


Race Equality Awareness Workshops support staff to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the skills for effective culture change.

They introduce participants to key concepts within the field of race equality. The aim is to improve knowledge and understanding about race and racism within a safe and reflective space.

Dealing with hate crime

Martin Luther King Jr

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Dealing with hate crime is an issue that we hear more and more about. You may have seen the recent striking adverts on the Metro, other public transport and in the media. These educate the public about hate crime, making it clear it is not ok and encouraging the public to report it.

As a microcosm of society, the University is not immune to this issue. We are working with external agencies to tackle hate crime in the University as well as within the wider community.

You can report to Stop Hate UK, which provi​des support in 40 languages. It has British Sign Language interpreters' online, and provides an easy read service for people with learning disabilities.

Refer to the following posters and report with confidence if you witness or become a victim of hate crime. This can be done anonymously too. 

We want to ensure all our staff and students feel safe and are able to report hate crime.

Posters and report

Events - Show Racism the Red Card 2018

Thanks to everyone at Newcastle University and our London Campus who participated in Show Racism the Red Card. We raised a fantastic total of £438.24.

Staff and students wore red and helped raise money for this charity on 19 October 2018 as part of the Black History Month activity.

​​​Show Racism the Red Card believe that education is key to challenging racism in society. By working with the next generation in schools, they can have a big impact towards eradicating racism and creating a better world in the future.

The funds raised by Newcastle University will help provide a full day of this education to 88 young people. Thank you all for making a difference to this initiative.

Thank you once again to everyone for your generosity.

University staff, dressed in red, fundraise for Show Racism the Red Card on campus.