The RECSAT had a very successful awayday in February 2020. The day was facilitated by the Claire Herbert, a leading EDI expert that has several years of experience in improving equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Professor Marcia Wilson, Dean of the Office of Institutional Equity at University of East London, provided a detailed and thought-provoking presentation on leading UEL’s REC. Their journey to achieving the REC award was inspiring and bold, and City’s RECSAT learnt a lot from Professor Wilson’s honest and powerful advice on how improving race equality and embedding initiatives to create real change.
Over 50 members of staff and students involved in City’s REC attended the awayday. It led to constructive discussions, an honest reflection on City’s aims and objectives to improve race equality, a clear way forward to planning and implementation for the journey. Everyone felt motivated and inspired from the day, some comments included:
“It was a phenomenal, eye-opening event.’ Academic Staff member.
“It surpassed expectations and all staff would’ve benefited from being there.” Professional Services Staff member.
“It was positive and I got a better understand of the purpose of REC. All Universities should use the framework to make some real change.” PG-Student.
“It was really challenging in a positive way and it would be good to engage more people at City in the REC, it is everyone’s responsibility to improve race equality.” Academic Staff member.