Equality and Diversity
Cardiff University is committed to meeting its legal and moral obligations of eliminating
discrimination and promoting equality on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment,
pregnancy and maternity, race (including ethnic or national origin, colour or nationality),
religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation.
All staff have a responsibility to comply with the University’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
Equality Act 2010
The University has general and specific duties for eliminating discrimination and promoting equality under the Equality Act 2010. The University has developed a draft Strategic Equality Plan to promote equality and achieve equality improvements across the University. This includes six equality objectives and covers the protected characteristics of Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex (Gender) and Sexual Orientation. Welsh Language also included.
To see our Strategic Equality plan, please click onto the following link: Strategic Equality Plan.
The Equality and Diversity Unit is pleased to present the Diversity Calendar for 2015. The images used in the calendar were submitted by staff and students of Cardiff University for a photo competition in
response to the question, “What does equality mean to you?”
A number of dates related to the topics of equality and diversity are highlighted throughout the calendar. Although this list is not exhaustive, we hope to raise awareness of the range and variety of celebrations,
commemorations and special days that remind us all of the need to consider equality of opportunity for all.
The University has a number of equality and diversity policies and resources in place aimed at eliminating discrimination and promoting equality including a podcast and power point training slides. .
We also have a number of staff networks in place to discuss various equality and diversity issues.
There are a number of members of staff throughout the University who act as points of contact for all issues relating to Equality and Diversity. They represent school or directorate interests at the Equality and Diversity Contacts' meeting, receiving information about the activities of the Equality and Diversity Committee and the Equality and Diversity team and offer feedback on these from school or directorate perspective