Race Equality Town Hall - 7th November 2022

Within the higher education sector in Ireland, there is a growing momentum in recognising the experiences of minority ethnic staff and students. In 2021, the Higher Education Authority published a survey on staff experiences of Race Equality in the Higher Education Sector, followed in 2022 by the launch of a Race Equality in the Higher Education Sector Implementation Plan, 2022-2024.

The Office of the Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are currently working in collaboration with our university colleagues to develop a Race Equality Framework and Action Plan.

A Race Equality Committee has been established to lead on the development and implementation of the Framework and Action Plan. The Committee is a subcommittee of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Campus Committee (EDICC).

Mr. Owen Ward, EDI Programme Manager for Race Equality, is the Chair of the Race Equality Committee and will lead on a comprehensive programme of work to advance race and ethnic equality in the University.