Calling for action on race equality

Who's making it happen

Description

We are pleased to be playing a key role in the University's recently established Race Equality Taskforce: 'With a membership from across the collegiate University, it will propose a University-wide strategy to address under-representation and both conscious and unconscious discrimination. There will be an opportunity for staff and students to share and discuss their experiences, and to shape the proposals for addressing challenges. Reporting to Council, it will build on the wider range of existing activities that already take place across the collegiate University, accelerating representation across the University.' Our VP Graduates and President are sitting on the taskforce alongside a number of other student representatives.

At Oxford SU we are in the process of establishing our own equality, diversity and inclusion action plan.

Updates

27/04/2021
In the most recent meeting of the Race Equality Task Force's Student Issues working group which I cochair with Matt Jarvis, I wrote and presented a paper on communicating with students. The paper passed in the meeting and will the two proposals on holding an all student forum and creating a feedback form for all students to fill in will be put into action. - Nikita, President

10/05/2021
I have been communicating with the University with regards to the rollout of my proposal as mentioned in the previous meeting. The events are scheduled to happen this term, and you can find out more about the events and how to get involved in this week's Oxford SU Newsletter! I would strongly encourage you to participate in the events and make your voices heard! - Nikita, President

7/06/2021
The Open Event on the Race Equality Task Force will be taking place this Wednesday, which I would encourage everyone to attend to find out more about the work that's been happening in that space, and also ask the leadership of the Task Force your questions. You can sign up to attend here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=G96VzPWXk0-0uv5ouFLPkUuFfkELAbNMszyy7Ho672xUNVU4S0kwUVhOSjI5Rk9FSDY3QVozUzg2VC4u The "it's not enough" campaign has also been launched since last council, and you can find out more and join the campaign here: https://www.oxfordsu.org/itsnotenough/