Anti-racism at the University of Bristol
The University is committed to tackling racism across the entire institution. We will work with our communities to create long-lasting, positive change.
To tackle the racism and inequalities our racially minoritised communities face, we need to understand the University’s complex ties to the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved African people. We also need to understand the impact of its legacy.
What started as a call to change the names of our iconic buildings has grown into a commitment to a Reparative Futures programme. While we will take some immediate actions, we embark on a ten-year journey that will help the University evolve into a more inclusive institution.
It’s a journey of listening, learning, understanding and action, so we can create a more positive future.
How are we tackling racism at the University? Learn more about our short-term and long-term plans to drive change.
Current anti-racism activities
The University is already working on a range of activities that tackle racism. Through these activities we look to broaden representation across the institution.
The University and slavery
Get an understanding of the University’s complex historical links to the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved African people.
Resources and support
More knowledge about the legacies of slavery and support resources for anyone experiencing racism at the University.
Union Black: anti-racism course
Open to all staff and students, Union Black: Britain's Black Cultures and Steps to Anti-racism is a six-hour online course.
Our institutional commitment to anti-racism
In March 2020 we published our institutional commitment to anti-racism. It explains the priorities for our evolving race equality strategy.
Taking action to support the implementation of the University’s strategic objectives in relation to anti-racism.