Kingston University was commended for its ground-breaking work in reducing the attainment gap between white and black and minority ethnic (BME) students.
Nona McDuff, The University's Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) explained that the primary reason behind winning the award was down to the Inclusive Curriculum Framework (ICF), a scheme which provides staff with access to short animations; research findings and case studies that help demystify inclusivity.
Kingston University's Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor David Mackintosh said the award was proof of the efforts of staff and students right across the University who had contributed to the success. "The award is yet another reason why students should study at Kingston University and confirmation for those already here that they have made the right choice," he added.
This is the fifth time Kingston University has been recognised by the Guardian University awards. In 2016, it was named runner-up in the national newspaper's student experience category for its student engagement programme. Kingston University was runner-up in both the widening participation and sustainability categories for the 2015 Guardian University Awards and won the Diversity Initiative Award in 2014.
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