Union urges universities to ‘get houses in order’ on race

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University employers need to “get their houses in order” and do more to make sure the higher education workforce properly reflects society, says UNISON.

The call comes after the latest workforce figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that there is still a smaller proportion of Black people working in universities than there are in the general population.

And Black people who do work in higher education tend to be clustered in low-paid jobs.

The figures show that just over 6% of almost 11,000 staff in the highest non-academic roles are Black – and this drops to…

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