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Why we are running this survey

Solent University is committed to addressing racial inequalities and creating an inclusive culture and environment where individuals are able to thrive, irrespective of their race or ethnicity. To help facilitate progress, we are currently working towards an application for Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter.

We want to hear your views on studying at Solent University and whether you think there is anything we can do to eradicate racial discrimination and advance race equality. This survey is just one of the ways you can be involved and we will be communicating regularly to keep you up to date with the race equality work we are undertaking and seeking your views on future actions.

If you would be happy to be contacted to be involved further in this work, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey.

For more information about our involvement in Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter please contact Alexandra Banks (

Why take part

This survey is part of a wider piece of work looking to understand the culture of Solent University and advance race equality. By taking part you are adding to the knowledge of Solent University and helping us to identify areas for improvement, and ways to make those improvements.

The results of this survey will be included in our application, and if successful, the application will then be published on our website. We hope you will see your views and ideas reflected within that application and will see that we are acting upon the survey results.

If our application is successful, we will be repeating this survey every four years to continue to gather views and make progress on race equality.

Open text boxes

Throughout the survey there are a combination of fixed questions and answers and open text boxes. Please expand on your answers wherever possible. We want to understand your experiences of working at Solent University. The more information you provide us with, the more we will understand where and how we need to improve.

Data security and anonymity

Throughout the survey, please only answer the questions with which you are comfortable. All data will be held confidentially in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. It will only be viewed and accessed by a limited group of people. At no point will the information you provide be shared in a way that would allow you to be personally identified. Any published material will be anonymised.

If you have any questions about this survey that have not been answered by this information page, please contact Sarah Longbottom (


1.1. To proceed to the survey please tick the box below to indicate that you have read the information above and are happy for your answers to be used as part of Solent University's self-assessment and application for Race Equality Charter.