Race Equality Impact Assessment

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Dear University of Manchester,

Under duties arising from Section 71 of the Race Relations Act [1976], as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, public institutions including Higher Education Institutions, are required to have due regard, when carrying out their functions, to the need to:

• Assess how their policies affect BME students and staff, and
• Arrange to publish their policy, and the results of assessments and monitoring.

Please provide me with:

A copy of the Race Equality Impact Assessment outcomes to
include:

(a) University of Manchester's screening policies or legislative proposals to determine whether they are relevant to race equality

(b) how policies identified as being relevant are fully assessed in order to make sure they do not have adverse effects on any racial groups

(c) the assessment outcomes in relation to University of Manchester's grievance and disciplinary policies and procedures

Please send me this information within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Sharif

Mary Clare, University of Manchester

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Dear Mr Sharif

Thank you for your request under section 1(1) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

I am today contacting the relevant department at The University of
Manchester with details of your request and will contact you again as soon
as I receive a response.

In the meantime, please see information available on the website of the
Office of Equality and Diversity at The University of Manchester as
follows:

Race

The University of Manchester is committed to providing a positive working
and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, or
victimisation due to race where all staff and students are treated with
respect and dignity

Current Legislation

The Race Relations Amendment Act 2000 places a positive duty on all public
sector organisations to eliminate discrimination and actively promote race
equality.

Below are some of the groups covered by this legislation:

* job applicants
* employees
* students
* student applicants
* contract workers

What is the University doing to promote race equality?

The University has developed a Race Equality Scheme that lays out in clear
detail the challenge to be addressed and the programme of action
required. A copy of the document and appendices is attached:

University of Manchester Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network Group:
The Network Group is a vibrant forum to exchange views and help provide an
authoritative voice for 'BME' staff within the University and associated
group of companies. The Aims of the group are:

To promote race equality through active involvement and consultation on
the University's strategy, policies and guidance on race equality
To campaign and lobby on race equality by preparing submissions to public
consultations, public forums and University governing bodies.
To work closely with other units or centres including the Equality and
Diversity Unit, and organisations which campaign for race equality in the
University, such as the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre, the
University Students' Union and the Campus Trade Unions.
To provide the opportunity to share experiences about working at the
University.
To provide support, guidance and signposting where appropriate

The Network Group has been instrumental in helping the Institution to
shape the direction of Equality and Diversity policy within the University
for a number of years.
Regards

Mary Clare

Mary Clare
Records Officer
Records Management Office
The University of Manchester
Room G.011
John Owens Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
Tel: +44 161 275 5782
Fax: +44 161 275 8402

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Mary Clare, University of Manchester

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Dear Mr Sharif

Please find attached the response from The University of Manchester to
your Freedom of Information Request.

I trust this concludes your request but if you require any further
information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Mary Clare

Mary Clare
Records Officer
Records Management Office
The University of Manchester
Room G.011
John Owens Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
Tel: +44 161 275 5782
Fax: +44 161 275 8402

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