The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) stands against all forms of racism and we join others in saying, unequivocally, that Black Lives Matter.

Racism has no place in our society and yet members of the BAME community face racism and discrimination every day. We know we must do more to address systemic racism, and we must do it better.

There are no easy answers and we don’t know exactly what our role will be, but as an employer, a membership organisation and as an important voice for both the university and business sector we know we have a part to play. NCUB will continue to learn and to use our position effectively to enable change. We need to be more ambitious and more effective in how we address racism because progress has been too slow and we are all accountable.

NCUB as an organisation, and the sector as a whole, must be part of the solution and so we will continue to address this head on. Black Lives Matter.