Hull York Medical School signs up to the BMA racial harassment charter

6 November 2020
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Hull York Medical School has signed up to the BMA racial harassment charter for medical schools. The charter, launched earlier this year by the British Medical Association following an Equality and Human Rights Commission report, aims to address the barriers faced by Black, Asian or other minority ethnic (BAME) students.  

Professor Matt Morgan, Deputy Dean of Hull York Medical School says: 

‘We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment that celebrates diversity. By signing up to the BMA Charter and continuing the work of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee we will provide an environment where all students feel welcomed and supported and can realise their potential. And in doing so enable them to become clinical and academic leaders of the future who are able to make a real difference to the lives of patients.’ 

The charter sets out clear standards for medical schools, including support and training for staff and students on how to respond when racial harassment or discrimination is seen or experienced.  

In adopting the charter, the Hull York Medical School has committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment which celebrates diversity specifically: 

  • Supporting individuals to speak out should they witness or experience discrimination 

  • Ensuring robust processes for reporting and handling complaints  

  • Mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across the learning environment 

  • Addressing racial harassment on work placements 

The School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) will continue to oversee activity in this area, working with the EDI champions, staff and students to promote awareness, equality and inclusion. 

View the BMA racial harassment charter for medical schools.