Released: 25 June 2020
East 15 should be the identity of the UK. It should be a comfortable place to be.
We have taken time to consult with members of our Black student and alumni community, and have formed the resulting ‘Anti-Racism Action Plan’ which will be implemented with immediate effect.
This action plan builds on work already in place at the School and supports the University of Essex in its commitment to be an inclusive community. The below action plan will evolve to incorporate outcomes that arise from the University’s current listening phase, and further input from our East 15 student community. Moving forward, it will be reviewed termly in every academic year.
As a school, we will continue to build a diverse community and proactively support students; we will look for further initiatives that promote inclusion and diversity; we will continue to stand against racism and to show support to our Black students.
If you have suffered racism at East 15, however long ago it may have occurred, we encourage you to report this now so that the school and University are aware of the specifics, can investigate and take appropriate action. You can also email the University directly, or if you feel more comfortable sharing information with the Students’ Union, please contact them via email.
Statements submitted to ‘report and support’ will be seen by the University’s People and Culture Team and a process of investigation will follow.