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Equality and diversity

We are committed to ensuring equality and diversity in our teaching and research.

We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze award which recognises our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).

All teaching staff receive equality and diversity training on commencement of their role, but bespoke courses are arranged with HR for specific staff members eg admissions tutors and senior staff. We aim to ensure that all teaching staff are aware of and fully understand issues relating to equality and diversity.

We actively seek the views of students through staff/student panels and we conduct anonymous surveys to identify areas for improvement, including equality-related issues. We continually strive to improve the student experience and ensure that students are fully supported through their studies. The views obtained are used to formulate actions to tackle areas for improvement.

A suite of postgraduate taught courses is available to those who require flexibility in their mode of study. These courses can be undertaken on a part-time basis and will have a distance learning component.

Cardiff University is rated as one of the best universities for supporting LGBT+ students and staff and are the only Welsh university in Stonewall's top 100 employers list 2015.