A message from the Principal and Students' Union President
To all staff and students,
We are sure that, like us, you will have been appalled at the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the USA, which has triggered a wave of protests against institutionalised racism. We know that this has had a significant impact on many in the QMU community, and several of you have contacted us to ask that the University makes a public statement condemning racism.
One of the core values of the University, indeed perhaps the most important of our values, is our commitment to social justice, recognising equality and diversity in all that we do. We condemn all forms of racism and discrimination, and we are committed to working towards and promoting equality across our whole community. Much of the research we undertake in our academic areas is focussed on supporting a move towards a more equal and less discriminatory society across the world, and through this work, we have an opportunity, as a community, to bring about real change and improvement. So whilst it is right that we should use our words to condemn racism and discrimination, in whatever form it might manifest itself, we must also, both individually and collectively, consider how our actions can demonstrate our commitment to achieving a more equal and just society.
Sir Paul Grice, Principal & Vice-Chancellor Chiara Menozzi, Student Union President
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