We are a global network of scholars established in 2013, committed to tackling racial inequality in higher education and the wider society.  Our work is project-oriented, consultancy-based, transformational and developed around a social justice agenda.

Our Mission 

  1. To enhance the voice and visibility of 1Black academics within higher education.
  2. To build intellectual, social and cultural capital within our communities.
  3. To highlight our contribution to the knowledge economy.
  4. To decolonise, democratise and diversify the institutional culture in higher education.
  5. To shape policy and practice around race equality across the higher education sector.
  6. To contribute to social change in the wider society.

We believe that people of colour should play a key role in defining the key issues around racial inequality and advancing solutions.

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1‘Black’ is used politically and conceptually as a term of empowerment and is inclusive of people of African descent, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and multiracial backgrounds. While it is accepted that these groups are heterogeneous, we are united as a strategy to foster unity and facilitate collaboration. See our statement on racial categorisation and terminology.

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