Swansea University - A Top 100 Employer

Stonewall 2022

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Swansea University is fully committed to LGBT+ equality.

We actively seek to improve and measure our successes within LGBT+ equality, to ensure that staff and students feel accepted and safe at work and study, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are proud members of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI), which provides us with a definitive benchmarking tool to measure our progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in the workplace.

The WEI focusses on 8 areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement.

In 2022 Swansea University has increased its ranking from 47th to 26th, which is our highest ranking to date in the league table of UK employers.  We are delighted that we have also increased our rankings in participating Education Sector entrants from 6th to 5th. We have achieved a Gold standard award, which recognises that we have embedded LGBT+ equality into our core areas of work at the highest level. 

What is LGBT+?

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender:

Lesbian: a woman who is attracted to other women
Gay: a man who is attracted to other men
Bi: an individual attracted to people regardless of their gender
Transgender: someone whose gender is different to the sex they were assigned at birth.

The plus (+) relates to other sexual and gender identities, including (but not limited to) pansexual, asexual, intersex, questioning, queer, genderqueer, polysexual.

Our LGBT+ achievements and recognition

We have achieved some great awards since we joined the WEI, and we are proud to have been ranked:

Four logos showing gold standard, top 10 employer, top 10 trans employer and HC employer network

Get Involved!

Please email the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, if you would like to become a member of the network and/or the Allies Programme.