Anti-racism at Bristol

Our approach will tackle racism on many levels. We will engage all members of our University community to support transformational change.

We are determined to tackle racial discrimination in all its forms.

We are committed to making sure that our University is inclusive. We want the experience of studying and working here to be positive and welcoming for everyone, of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

We understand that this is the responsibility of all of us and we expect everyone to play an active part.

Our history

What responsibilities do we have today, as a result of the history and legacies of slavery and colonialism?

Our institutional commitment

In March 2020 we published our institutional commitment to anti-racism. It explains the priorities for our evolving race equality strategy.

Anti-Racism Steering Group

The Anti-Racism Steering Group was established in July 2020 and develops strategies to address individual, cultural and structural racism within the University.

Digital event recordings

Our digital events are recorded so if you are unable to attend, you can still enjoy the event by watching the recording.

Union Black: anti-racism course

Open to all staff and students, Union Black: Britain's black cultures and steps to anti-racism is a 6 hour online learning course.

Student inclusion

Our work to support undergraduate Black Asian Minority Ethnic students is encompassed in our Be More Empowered (BME) for Success Programme.

Staff inclusion

Race equality and improving the representation and experience of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff across the University remains a priority.

Black Bristol Scholarship Programme

This programme of scholarships looks to support students from Black or mixed Black heritage to study in higher education.

Diversify initiative

Our ambitious Diversify initiative provides a range of measures we can take to improve representation of marginalised groups across all levels of our workforce.

View portraits of our most inspiring Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and students.

Be More Empowered portraits (PDF, 8,084kB)

Insight into Bristol

A great opportunity for students from a diverse range of backgrounds to experience the University through a combination of virtual and face-to-face summer schools. The programme includes academic sessions, social activities, exploring the city and much more.

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