University of Sheffield statement on race equality

Following the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial we want to express our solidarity to members of staff and students affected at this time. We especially want to acknowledge the exhaustion, relief, and apprehension that things will remain the same, felt by our Black communities.

This story doesn’t end with George Floyd. The outcomes of this trial must be used as a catalyst to bring about real change in our society, because until this is addressed black and brown people will continue to be the target of institutional racism and discrimination.

We know that we are really far away from race equality for all, but as a University we believe that we must engage in these difficult conversations in order to make progress in society.

For more information on our University’s race equality work visit our website. If you are staff or a student and would like to discuss this work, please email:


Our University Counselling Service is running a BME support group and wellbeing workshops for students who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.

Any student needing to access mental health support can register for 24/7 appointments with our SAMHS service, where an experienced mental health professional will be able to help you. Visit our website or email:

Please remember any racism, harassment, or hate crime can be reported anonymously via Report & Support. This service provides support for our students, colleagues and visitors to our University and will help us to monitor the use of our services.