Cardiff University is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities and aims to establish an inclusive culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. The institution will support and develop the staff and student populations through providing all with access to facilities, personal and career development opportunities, employment and study on an equal basis regardless of ethnic origin, national identity, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief or socio-economic background.
The University values diversity and recognises that the institution is greatly enhanced by the disparate range of backgrounds, experiences, views, beliefs and cultures represented within its staff and student populations. The institution aims to embrace diversity in all of its activities and proudly acknowledges that variety and difference are intrinsic to the wellbeing and future development of the University.
Legislation on gender equality began with the Equal Pay Act 1970 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, which has been updated and amended by subsequent legislation, the most recent being the Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination) Regulations 2005. It is also unlawful to discriminate on grounds of gender reassignment.
Under the Equality Act 2006, public authorities have a duty to promote gender equality and eliminate sex discrimination.
Gender Equality Scheme
Cardiff University's Gender Equality Scheme and Action Plan is available as a word document on the the right hand side of this page. The Gender Equality Scheme forms part of an over-arching University Equality & Diversity Strategy which aims to embed the promotion of Equality & Diversity across all activities of the University.
The Scheme explains how the University will work to meet the objectives of embedding Gender Equality within University culture and working practices over the next 3 years. The Equality & Diversity Committee will monitor the progress made on an annual basis.
For more information on the Gender equality scheme, please contact the Equalities manager, Catrin Morgan (MorganCA5@cf.ac.uk).
Cardiff University’s commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade.
The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of its success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).
Cardiff is one of only 19 universities nationwide to have been awarded a prestigious bronze award of 2009 under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The Charter commends good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.
For more information, please see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/humrs/Athena_swan/athenaswan.html