External resources on race equality

In brief

These resources are intended to provide guidance on race equality issues, but do not necessarily reflect University policy. 

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has an extensive range of EDI resources, aimed primarily at HR professionals. Their Tackling Racism in the Workplace webpages include a number of very helpful resources, such as:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced a short guide to race discrimination and the legal context.

For a general guide to what it means to be an ally (not specifically an anti-racist ally) see this open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally.

In depth

These resources have been collated by the EDU team for those who want to learn more. They are not endorsed by the University, but you may find them helpful. 


For a detailed list of race-related terms and their definitions, see the Advance HE Race Literacy Glossary (produced by the University of the West of Scotland).

Moving the Dial on Race: A practical guide on workplace inclusion from the Chartered Management Institute relates mainly to a private sector context, but is a readable and useful guide to creating an inclusive and safe environment, dealing with micro-aggressions, developing networks and promoting allyship. Case studies of good practice are included throughout.


There are many organisations working towards race equality. Here are some prominent ones: 


Two interesting podcasts about the challenges and importance of promoting race equality at work, including having conversations about race:

Race equality: getting uncomfortable and sustaining change (Acas) – discusses why organisations should invest in change; how to ensure change is long-term rather than tokenistic; how to handle uncomfortable conversations about race.

Why are the topics of race and racism so difficult to talk about? Prof. Binna Kandola OBE, of Pearn Kandola, looks at the emotions raised when discussing race, the reactions to such discussions, and how we can go about having more meaningful dialogue in the future.


Pearn Kandola regularly host webinars on a range of EDI topics, that are always practical and grounded in research, providing a helpful overview both for EDI staff and other colleagues in your departments or colleges. Their recent webinar series on race include:

Scroll down to see an overview of the content of each webinar.


The Runnymede Trust’s Race Matters blog aims to bring new perspectives, backed up by evidence and personal experience, on all matters to do with race.

Academic literature

There is a wealth of scholarship on race-related issues. We have compiled a short list of peer-reviewed articles that may be of interest to staff and students at the University:

Books about race and racism

Race in post-racial Europe : an intersectional analysis

Boulila, Stefanie C., author

[2019] | London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield International | ix, 181 pages ; 24 cm


The origins of racism in the West

Eliav-Feldon, Miriam, 1946- | Isaac, Benjamin H | Ziegler, Joseph, 1959-

2009 | Cambridge: Cambridge University Press | xiv, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

General articles on race and racism

We Need to Talk about Race

Harries, Bethan

London, England: SAGE Publications

Sociology (Oxford), 2014, Vol.48 (6), p.1107-1122


Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK: State of the Nation

Alexander, Claire; Byrne, Bridget

2020 | The Policy Press


Is ethnic prejudice declining in Britain? Change in social distance attitudes among ethnic majority and minority Britons

Storm, Ingrid; Sobolewska, Maria; Ford, Robert


The British journal of sociology, 2017, Vol.68 (3), p.410-434


The British Sociological Association Race and Ethnicity Study Group Conference 'Mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity'

Andrews, Kehinde; Bassel, Leah; Winter, Aaron

ABINGDON: Routledge

Ethnic and racial studies, 2014, Vol.37 (10), p.1862-1868

Race and ethnicity in higher education

'White English Ethnicities': racism, anti-racism and student perspectives

Nayak, Anoop

United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group

Race, ethnicity and education, 1999, Vol.2 (2), p.177-202


The interacting dynamics of institutional racism in higher education

Pilkington, Andrew

ABINGDON: Routledge

Race, ethnicity and education, 2013, Vol.16 (2), p.225-245


Competing inequalities: gender versus race in higher education institutions in the UK

Bhopal, Kalwant; Henderson, Holly

ABINGDON: Routledge

Educational review (Birmingham), 2021, Vol.73 (2), p.153-169


No one can see me cry: understanding mental health issues for Black and minority ethnic staff in higher education

Arday, Jason

Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands

Higher education, 2021, Vol.83 (1), p.79-102


What Do We Know About Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Participation in UK Higher Education?

Arday, Jason; Branchu, Charlotte; Boliver, Vikki | Cole, Bankole ; Craig, Gary ; Ali, Nasreen

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Social policy and society: a journal of the Social Policy Association, 2022, Vol.21 (1), p.12-25



Akhtar, Shahmima

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 2021, Vol.31, p.115-122


Students’ understanding and support for anti‐racism in universities

Jankowski, Glen S.

England: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc

British journal of social psychology, 2022, Vol.61 (1), p.322-344


Race, education and educational leadership in England : an integrated analysis [electronic resource]

Miller, Paul, editor | Callender, Christine, editor


For whose benefit? Black and Minority Ethnic training programmes in higher education institutions in England, UK

Bhopal, Kalwant


British educational research journal, 2020, Vol.46 (3), p.500-515


Is race still relevant? Student perceptions and experiences of racism in higher education

Wong, Billy; Elmorally, Reham; Copsey-Blake, Meggie ; Highwood, Ellie ; Singarayer, Joy

ABINGDON: Routledge

Cambridge journal of education, 2021, Vol.51 (3), p.359-375


'Getting in, getting on, getting out': Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff in UK higher education

Mahony, Pat; Weiner, Gaby

ABINGDON: Routledge

Race, ethnicity and education, 2020, Vol.23 (6), p.841-857


Anti-racism in higher education: An action guide for change

Verma, Arum, editor 

2022 | First edition | Bristol University Press | 229 pages


The Routledge companion to philosophy of race [electronic resource]

Alcoff, Linda Martín, editor | Anderson, Luvell, editor | Taylor, Paul C. (Paul Christopher), 1967- editor

2018 | First edition | New York: Routledge | 1 online resource (xvii, 401 pages)



The Oxford handbook of philosophy and race [electronic resource]

Zack, Naomi, 1944- editor

2017 | New York: Oxford University Press | 1 online resource

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