Policies, Plans and Reports

What and why?

Swansea University has several Equal Opportunities plans and reports. The over-arching equality policy is the Strategic Equality Plan. 

This page contains all of these documents in their various formats. If you would like a copy of any of the documents in an alternate format, or if you have any queries, please email the Equal Opportunities team 

Equal Opportunities policies and procedures can be found on the staff intranet

Strategic Equality Plan 2016-2020

Strategic Equality Plan 2016-2020 Welsh

Strategic Equality Plan 2016-2020

The Strategic Equality Plan has been through extensive consultation and engagement with staff, students, and members of the community.  The Strategic Equality Plan was formally ratified by the Management Board and Council in July 2016.  

Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 Consultation Form

Swansea University is in the process of developing its Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024.  This will not only help us to fulfil our Public Sector Equality Duty to promote equality but that it would also fully support the achievement of our vision and mission as a University.

The Strategic Equality Plan covers the following ‘protected characteristics’, which now come under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion and Belief
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Marriage and Civil partnerships
  • Gender reassignment
  • Disability

We are committed to ensuring that our Strategic Equality Plan is outcome-focused: that is, we want to ensure that it genuinely helps promote equality and good relations between different groups of staff and students and that it helps to ensure that discrimination and harassment are eliminated at the University.

The aim of the Strategic Equality Plan is to embed the principles of equality, diversity, respect and fair treatment into all that we do.

Therefore, we would now like to gather feedback. We hope that you will take this opportunity to become involved in the development of the Plan, and thus have a real input into the equality goals, outcomes and actions for the University for the period 2020-2024.   

Please, could you spare a few minutes to complete the short questionnaire below to help facilitate this? The feedback you provide may be reflective of your own experiences, or others you know. Please bear in mind the protected characteristics mentioned above, when providing feedback. If you do not have an opinion about particular protected characteristic, please give feedback on what you are happy to provide.

To complete the form: Strategic Equality Plan Consultation 2020-2024

If you have any queries or would like this questionnaire in an alternative format, please email equalopportunities@swansea.ac.uk

Equal Opportunities Annual Report

‌The Equal Opportunities team produce a thorough annual report each year that is approved by the University Council and then published for public use. The full report contains information on all of the nine protected characteristics.

Equal Opportunities Annual Report 2017-18Equal Opportunities Annual Report 2017-18 (Welsh)

Equal Opportunities Annual Report 2017-18 (Open Access Data)

Equal Opportunities Annual Report 2016-17

Equal Opportunities Annual Report 2015-16 

Dignity at Work and Study

The University's Dignity at Work & Study Policy applies equally to students and staff. Members of the University are to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected from harassment and intimidation at work and study.

Dignity at Work and Study Policy

Mediation Policy

List of Harassment Advisors (this list is constantly updated to reflect any staff changes) 

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