Equality and diversity
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of our practices and activities.
Our aim is to establish an inclusive culture which welcomes and ensures equal opportunities for applicants of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, religious or other beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Cardiff University became a Global Stonewall Diversity Champion in 2019 and the top UK University in the ranking for the fourth year running, climbing to tenth place in the 'Top 100 Employers' List.
The University delivers mandatory courses in equality, diversity, and inclusion and unconscious bias. We also have a network for LGBT+ staff and postgraduates, called Enfys.
In 2015, we introduced changes to the content of our job adverts, to promote positive statements about gender equality, inclusivity, and flexible working policies that facilitate staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.
As a School we promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in our research culture, and continually works to make infrastructure and facilities accessible to all.
We have modified research laboratories to improve accessibility for wheelchair users, and those with impaired mobility. The move to wider ranging electronic-based resources, complying with World Wide Web Consortium International Standards on accessibility, now widens access to these resources for those with a range of disabilities.
We were proud to be awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in October 2019 and we continually strive to ensure gender equality.
We have committed to a range of actions to promote gender equality within our School. For example, we have funded female academic staff to attend the Aurora National Leadership Programme, designed for universities to undertake positive action to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in the sector. Furthermore, we ensure our academic recruitment panels always include at least one female staff member.
We are a member of Athena SWAN, which recognises our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.