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Equality & Diversity


InterConnect Action Plan

The InterConnect Action Plan (ICAP) has been developed to provide a framework for the University’s work on race equality for the period 2014-17.

The ICAP draws on previous University initiatives including:

The ICAP has identified key themes to progress during the next three years:

  1. InterConnect Working Group

    • Maintain the InterConnect Working Group (ICWG) , with membership that is representative of the institution and the goals of the Action Plan, chaired by the Race Equality Champion
    • Continue to address race equality and issues through engagement activities
  2. Governance and Senior Representation

    • Seek to increase senior representation of BME and White Other staff by monitoring and responding appropriately to the data and information
  3. Benchmarking

    • Benchmark University practice against national and sectorial comparators with a view to consider participation in the ECU Race Equality Charter in 2016
    • Assess the impact of key procedures and indicators by ethnicity and nationality, including recruitment, contributory point awards and student attainment by undertaking EAAs
  4. Intercultural Awareness

    • Seek to improve institutional intercultural awareness to support inclusive practice for staff and students through the development of guidance, information resources and appropriate training.