Dear University of Manchester,

Please provide me the statistics regarding reported racism at the
University of Manchester in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

1) Please provide the number of reported cases of racist abuse during semester times, from the student’s perspective by another student.

2) Please provide the number of reported cases of racist abuse during semester times by a member of staff against a student.

3) Please provide the number of reported cases of racist abuse during semester times between staff members.

4) If the information is held, please list the race/ nationality of
the complainants.

Yours faithfully,

Victory E.L

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Victory,

 

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 22 October 2020 which was as follows:

 

Please provide me the statistics regarding reported racism at the
University of Manchester in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

 

1) Please provide the number of reported cases of racist abuse during
semester times,  from the student’s perspective by another student.

2) Please provide the number of reported cases of racist abuse during
semester times by a member of staff against a student.

3) Please provide the number of reported cases of racist abuse during
semester times  between staff members.

4) If the information is held, please list the race/ nationality of the
complainants.

 

The University has now considered your request and our response can be
found below.

 

Information for staff and students is held in different areas of the
University. Staff complaints are held by HR and formal complaints from
students go through Faculties under Regulation XVIII (Student Complaints
Procedure). We have therefore provided this information separately below.
NB we do not record data on the race/nationality of the complainant.

 

Staff

 

Please refer to the table below.

 

Year No of Cases recorded RE STAFF
2017 0
2018 1
2019 2
2020 0

 

Students

 

2017-18

Faculty of Complaint
Science and alleges /
Engineering references
racial
discrimination.
Respondent
student.
Complaint
withdrawn. No
student-related
disciplinary
action.
Faculty of Complaint
Science and alleges /
Engineering references
racial
discrimination.
Respondent
student.
Upheld. Action
unclear.
Faculty of Complaint
Humanities alleging racism
against members
of staff.
Complaint
rejected. No
student-related
disciplinary
action.

 

2018-19

Faculty of Complaint
Humanities alleges racial
harassment.
Respondent two
students.
Complaint
upheld.
Warnings
issued.
Faculty of Complaint
Humanities alleges /
references
racial
discrimination.
Complaint
rejected. No
student-related
disciplinary
action.
Faculty of Complaint
Biology, alleging racism
Medicine against members
and Health of staff.
Complaint
rejected. No
student-related
disciplinary
action.
Faculty of Complaint
Science and alleging
Engineering discrimination
on the basis of
race.
Respondent
Department.
Complaint
rejected. No
student-related
disciplinary
action.

 

2019/20

Faculty of Student
Biology, alleged that
Medicine the content
and Health of lectures
had racist
undertones.
The
complaint
was
dismissed.
Faculty of Complaint
Humanities from a
student
about the
University’s
response to
the killing
of George
Floyd /
Black Lives
Matter. This
was referred
to Head of
Equality and
Diversity.

 

In addition to the above data generated by complaints, we are aware of one
concluded University Disciplinary Panel case in 2019/20 where racism was
part of the subject matter.

 

I trust this information is of use to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
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Dear MTRS FOIA,

Thank you for getting back to me. Please could you clarify what do you mean by
Year No of Cases recorded RE STAFF
2017 0
2018 1
2019 2
2020 0

is it the number of reported cases of racist abuse during semester times by a member of staff against a student or the number of reported cases of racist abuse during
semester times between staff members.

Yours sincerely,

Victory E.L

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Victory

 

I am writing in response to your query relating to the data we provided.

 

I can confirm that the figures you refer to relate to racist complaints
raised about staff members.

 

I hope that this clarifies the matter for you.

 

Best wishes

Holly

 

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Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [1]www.manchester.ac.uk

 

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