Race Equality Staff Network

The Race Equality Staff Network (RESN)

In alignment with the University of Strathclyde's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and as a key recommendation from the Race Equality Working Group (2019 - 2022), the Equality & Diversity Office supported the launch of the Race Equality Staff Network (RESN) in June 2022.

The network is a supportive and social space for colleagues to connect, share, celebrate and champion the diversity of our community. We believe the network provides an opportunity to build a more diverse and inclusive university community, and to enhance support for and visibility of Black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues at Strathclyde. How the network develops will be decided collectively and in collaboration with the membership with practical support and resource. Going forward, our hope is this network will also provide a forum for various strands of interest and/or activity to emerge including anti-racist activity.

Who is the network for?

RESN is for self-identifying Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues (anyone minoritised owing to their race, ethnicity or heritage) and allies. Sometimes meetings or events may be held exclusively for BAME colleagues.

Meetings and events

There is an MS Teams space to connect with other members and share resources, questions and opportunities between meetings. There is also a mailing list members can join to receive regular updates about the next meeting and any other relevant news.

The network meets regularly (currently monthly), providing the opportunity to network with other BAME colleagues and allies committed to supporting race equality sharing experiences, information and knowledge. The network drives its own agenda, and members therefore have the opportunity to suggest topics for discussion, contribute to the topics discussed and suggest guest speakers. Network meetings are held in a hybrid format with a booked room / via Zoom. There are some in-person events or gatherings, in line with the latest government and University advice regarding Covid 19.

Become a member of the Race Equality Staff Network

Join us! Current members are drawn from across the university community and all are welcome.

If you are interested in finding out more, or in joining the network, please contact equality@strath.ac.uk