Have your say

Bucks’ New University’s Race Equality at Bucks: Have your say survey is now live and will run until Friday 30 November.

We want to hear your views on studying at Bucks and how you think our University can advance racial equality and address racial discrimination.

The survey will take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete and the survey results will help us to identify key priorities for improvement, as well as highlighting areas of good practice at the University. The survey is completely confidential and your response will be anonymous.

The University will donate £150 to be split between the RAG charities The Julius Little Foundation and Florence Nightingale Hospice if 1,000 students complete the survey.

You can access the survey at www.bucks.ac.uk/recsurveystudent. You will also be receiving an email with this information.

If accessing the survey by smartphone and you have not logged in to Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook) on your phone before, you will need to enter your Bucks email address, which is StudentID@Bucks.ac.uk, followed by your password.

Get your voice heard and make a difference.

The survey is part of a wider piece of work to help us understand more about our University’s culture and advance race equality. The results of this survey – and a similar one staff are doing – will be included in our Race Equality Charter application. If successful, the application will be published on our website.

The survey is just one of the ways you can be involved. We’ll be communicating regularly to keep you up to date with the race equality work we’re undertaking and seeking your views to inform our future actions.

The surveys and our Race Equality Charter application are being overseen by a self-assessment team (SAT) comprised of a diverse group of staff whose role it is to understand issues of racial identity, racial experience and racial inequality. Our SAT will be representative of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. Once we have identified areas where we need to improve, our SAT will form a University-wide action plan to address these issues and drive improvements.

If you would like to be involved in any of the University’s race equality work, please include your contact details at the end of the survey.

Tom Featherstone, Vice President Student Involvement, said: “The Race Equality Charter (REC) survey gives you the opportunity to share your feedback on how you feel within the Bucks and local community. The University have committed to donating £150 if 1,000 students complete the survey, so be sure to complete it!”