BERA rejects any form of discrimination on grounds of sex, gender, gender reassignment, age, race, ethnic or national origins, colour, marital status, sexuality, family responsibility, disability or impairment, and religious or other beliefs.
Led by our Race Equality Policy and Action Plan, BERA has a number of activities which are specifically concerned with tackling racial discrimination within education. Through these activities, BERA intends to change the structural and institutional inequities and unjust power imbalances which affect our members and the wider research community – and which impede BERA’s work by denying us the benefits and advantages that diversity offers.
The policy itself commits BERA to monitoring our selection and assessment criteria and procedures to ensure that these do not discriminate unfairly or perpetuate inequalities, and to improve support and mentoring for BAME members. BERA furthers this commitment to bringing our resources and expertise to bear on wider issues of inequality and discrimination in education and society through all our activities, including:
BERA’s members’ magazine Research Intelligence
BERA Blog posts
awards, grants and funding opportunities
as a major strand to our Education: The State of the Discipline project
events and the BERA Annual Conference.
Our Race Equality Policy and activities are not intended to be immutable or exhaustive: we welcome feedback and input from our members and other stakeholders, particularly but not only those with BAME backgrounds.