Main building at Edge Hill University lit up with a purple light

Edge Hill University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said: “The Edge Hill community has been shocked by the killing of George Floyd and the events that followed. Along with the rest of the world we recognise the depth of racial inequality that it shows and support the plea for a positive response through the Black Lives Matter protests.

“As a university we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, have policies and processes that ensure this and monitor them actively. These events show that all of us need to think more seriously, listen, understand better and act to address the inequalities in society. We will do this with our staff, students and friends of Edge Hill in the university, with the wider community and encourage individuals to stand up for what they believe in, in a way in which the dignity of all is respected.

“As a mark of respect for George Floyd and acknowledgement of his legacy we are lighting the front of our building during his memorial days.”

Please note the building photograph is a stock image as we are adhering to Government guidelines and unable to send a photographer for new imagery while the campus is closed to all but essential key workers.