Race equality in Higher Education – more to do says new HEA report

A survey commissioned to capture the lived experience of higher education staff in relation to race equality has been released by the HEA’s Centre of Excellence for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
In the survey results, a majority agreed with the statement that ‘race inequality exists in Irish higher education. Respondents from minority ethnic groups were more likely to have experienced discrimination and respondents across all groups described reporting and witnessing racial or ethnic discrimination against minority ethnic staff.
The survey also reported experiences of collegiality in Irish HEIs are generally positive across all ethnic groups although many respondents highlighted that they were unaware of any policies or guidelines to support reporting discrimination.