Anti Racism

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Anti Racism Resource Hub

This Hub provides the opportunity for all staff and students to self-educate, increase their knowledge and understanding of race equality, and be empowered to contribute to a university environment that champions equality, diversity and inclusion. 

This Hub will be updated regularly with new learning resources. We welcome any suggestions on further materials to be included. Please email the team at

DCU Anti Racism Training 

The EDI team provides a range of supports to staff in fostering an anti racist and inclusive working environment for all in DCU, including regular training on Anti Racism in the workplace and access to our new Anti Racism Resource Hub.

Anti racism training for DCU staff

Providing a clearer understanding of how various dimensions of racism are producing inequitable outcomes for underrepresented groups, DCU staff will be better equipped to foster an antiracist and inclusive experience within their workplace.

Register here 


Lets Talk about Race Module 

The 'Lets Talk about Race' online module raises awareness of the reality of racism in HEI's and provides you with tools and actions to equip you to be actively anti-racist

Register here

Unconscious Bias Training 

Find out how unconscious bias can impact our behaviours and our decision making processes.  This training is essential for those with managerial responsibilities and all interview panellists.

Access training here

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education

This learning resource contains four modules covering the key aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion in a higher education context

Access training here

DCU Policies & Processes


DCU Dignity and Respect Policy

DCU is committed to equality of treatment for all individuals in the University community. The DCU Dignity and Respect at Work and Study Policy underpins DCU's culture of respect and dignity for all. It's associated Toolkit provides information to staff and students on the procedures for making a report and supports they can use.  

DCU Speak Out Tool

The Speak Out tool enables you, as a member of our University community, to anonymously disclose incidents of unacceptable behaviour such as bullying, harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct in a way that is safe and secure. As Speak Out is completely anonymous, the University will have no way to identify or make contact with any individual who chooses to submit a report

Report an incident here

DCU Related Initiatives

University of Sanctuary

Dublin City University was designated a “University of Sanctuary” in December 2016 in recognition of our commitment to welcome people seeking asylum and refugees into the university community and to foster a culture of inclusion for all.

DCU is the first Irish university to receive this designation, awarded by Places of Sanctuary Ireland, an organisation that supports efforts in Ireland to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary. Among a range of initiatives announced by the university, DCU committed to providing fifteen academic scholarships annually to applicants who are currently living in Direct Provision in Ireland either as International Protection applicants or refugees.

Find more information here

Athena Swan

The Athena Swan charter is a framework to transform gender equality in higher education and research. The Charter has recently been redeveloped nationally and will seek to take a more intersectional approach with the inclusion of wider EDI work and links to other areas of inequalities.

Find more information here

Watch the short video below to find out more about Athena Swan:


External Resources

You will find a range of external resources below to expand your knowledge and awareness of issues around race and ethnicity. These external resources deal with different experiences of racism to help you explore and begin to think about how you can combat racism.

External resources include books, articles, podcasts, videos and Twitter accounts to follow. We have also identified some external training courses under the 'Courses' section. 

This section will be updated regularly.