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Tackling racism at Greenwich

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This information is the first of many steps to start deeper and more honest conversations about race to encourage our students and staff to listen to the BAME members of our community, hear their experiences, and recognise how we all can do better, as individuals and as an organisation.

The University of Greenwich has committed to do more to confront all types of racism with the urgency it deserves.

The fact that the University of Greenwich is such a diverse community of staff, students and alumni is what makes it such a special place to be.  I have always been committed to confronting racism and this makes me more determined than ever.

The university's values of inclusion, equity and equality must be evident in our actions, processes and behaviours not just in words. I want to be clear to everyone in our university community that I take these values very seriously and am committed to listening to all voices and to take action where we need to. We all need to acknowledge our privilege, stand in solidarity with our Black community, and do more.

Professor Jane Harrington, Vice-Chancellor

We will continue to add information to this page.  Look out for information on Internal and Student News, and for events in our events listings.

We all have a role to play. We all have a duty to speak up and act. Being anti-racist is not about having a clean record, it is about a commitment to be better.  Racism has no place in our society. 

I am privileged to be able to learn about racism, others have lived it.We can all teach our leaders of tomorrow, and tell our leaders of today that discrimination is unacceptable. What is next for us? What will you do?

Henry Setter, GSU President 2019

Our student and staff networks

You can join our BAME staff network by emailing Natasha Abreo, or GSU's BAME Society by emailing Society by emailing Mayo Femi-Obalemo, or email any suggestions you may have about how the university should take further action to Naseer Ahmad or Simone Murch from our EDI team.

Also see:  What do we know?  and Resources for universities.

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