Race equality at Surrey

Sharing staff, student and alumni perspectives and understanding of racism, and their process of learning and unlearning in moving towards an anti-racist society

How racial injustice is revisited in modern writing

The SEED community wanted to discuss historical situations that have changed the way different racial groups are viewed. Although a difficult read in terms of the topic, Colston Whitehead’s Underground Railroad novel has been a best seller since its debut in 2016. Now also an Amazon Prime series directed by Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins […]

SEED One Year on

SEED (Surrey Embracing Ethnic Diversity) was formed in 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. A couple of members of staff wanted to create a space for staff from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds to share their experiences. To date, the SEED community stands at […]

Positive Words after a tough start to the week

SEED members from the black and black bi-racial community have found the comments via social media aimed at the black British footballers who missed their penalties on Sunday night upsetting. The ally ship shown and the bravery of the three young men at the eye of the storm has been amazing. As we ease towards […]

Why the Windrush Generation Matter

Further reading on Windrush For the second year running, Windrush Day has had to be held online due to the Covid Pandemic. This has been a great shame as the ability to come together and share the stories of the courageous Windrush generation provides a rich cultural connection. Coming to the UK in 1948 – […]

A poem on facing challenges

One of our SEED community has penned this heartfelt poem to share their feelings and frustration at navigating the work space in the face of adversity. We thank them for their honesty and the courage to share. The White Mask When I felt compassion, confidence and drive You received darkness, threat, aggression I sang with […]