U1 R3 The NBWN is a self organised network of black workers in HE / FE institutions across the North west, North East, Yorkshire, Scotland and Ireland. Its aims are: 1. To provide the opportunity to share experiences with Black workers at HE/FE. 2. To promote race equality through active engagement with relevant institutions and organisations: 3. To seek to uphold the ethics and principles of the Race Equality legislation. 4. To work towards improving career prospects and opportunities. 5. To ascertain the prime issues of the equality and diversity in work place. 6. To minimise the potential isolation of Black workers by providing a focal point for advice and support.