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Equality of opportunity

Swansea University aims to provide an inclusive and supportive working and learning environment, which is free from unfair discrimination and enables staff and students to fulfil their personal potential.

The University's Equal Opportunities team actively supports staff and students to identify and  remove any potential barriers, and ensures that the University offers equality of opportunity to all staff and students, regardless of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity status, or marriage and civil partnership status. 

Ongoing university equality projects include Athena SWAN, the Workplace Equality Index, the Race Charter Mark, and the Stonewall University Guide (AKA Gay By Degree).  Further information is available on the Equal Opportunities web pages.

Dignity at work and study

The Dignity at Work and Study policy promotes the dignity of all students and staff at the University by eliminating all forms of offensive behaviour and establishing a working and learning environment that is free from harassment and aggression.  Members of the University are to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected from harassment and intimidation at work and study.

Supporting the Welsh language

We are committed to actively supporting, promoting and enriching Welsh culture and the Welsh language.

As part of our vision, we aim to enhance our student experience by increased opportunities to study through the medium of Welsh and improved take-up of the provision.

We will also increase the opportunities for all members of the University who can, to use the Welsh language and so strengthen the University’s image in Wales as a bilingual institution.

Enriching the lives of others

Discovery is a volunteer-led, charitable organisation that aims to enrich the lives of people in Swansea. The organisation envisages a community where people are treated as equals and are not discriminated against or disadvantaged by society.

Discovery aims to:

  • Enrich the lives of people in Swansea in order that they may fulfil their potential as empowered individuals and as members of groups and communities.
  • Offer new experiences and opportunities through a broad range of student led activities in the community leading to increased mutual understanding and equality.
  • Actively support students to be aware of their personal development and the impact on themselves and the lives of others through their involvement in community based activities.

For further information, please visit Discovery's webpages or email for further information.

Discovery is a registered charity, no. 256146

You may also be interested to learn more about the University's commitment to sustainability and Fairtrade.

A Healthy University

Swansea has been designated one of the World Health Organisation's 'Healthy Cities', joining an elite band of cities that are working together to improve the health of local communities. Similarly, Swansea University has been designated a Healthy University and has established a healthy network on campus with a remit to enhance the health and wellbeing of the university community. Members include representatives from:

  • The College of Human and Health Sciences
  • The College of Medicine
  • Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
  • The Department of Sport and Physical Recreation
  • Student Services
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health
  • The Students' and Athletic Unions,
  • Campus GP Service
  • Discovery
  • The Estates Department
  • The Marketing Department
  • The Planning and Strategic Projects Unit

The group's remit is to:

  • Establish a joined-up holistic healthy ethos within the University
  • Embed health-promoting practices within the University structure
  • Encourage communication and collaboration in relation to health and well-being across the entire university community and within the Healthy University network.