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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


The University of Cambridge joins thousands of organisations and individuals across the U.K. in recognising Race Equality Week. To honour this year’s theme of #ListenActChange, the ED&I Team wants to highlight various groups and initiatives – both within the University and the local community – which embody this theme.

  • The Race Equality Network unites staff across the University who identify as being from a racially minoritised background and/or have an interest in advancing race equality.
  • Launched in May 2021, the Black Advisory Hub provides resources to Black students during their time at the University while giving staff members the tools to support Black students.
  • The Alexander Crummell Fund was created by alumni Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to support efforts which tackle systemic racism. The projects supported by this fund include the George Bridgetower Essay Competition, the Alexander Crummell Seed Fund, and the Gloria Carpenter Lecture.
  • The University Diversity Fund provides up to £1500 to current staff and students who wish to carry out initiatives that challenge discrimination and inequalities, increase the representation of underrepresented groups, raise awareness of issues related to equality, diversity and inclusion, and facilitate implementation of good practice at the University.
  • The Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum is a local charity which supports people from racially minoritised backgrounds via capacity building, advising on welfare issues, and providing culturally appropriate emergency food.

The ED&I Team would love to highlight more examples of how staff, students, and community members are addressing race equality. If there are any groups or initiatives who you want us to highlight, please email