Swansea University - Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Stonewall 2020

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Swansea University takes part in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index (WEI), a charter which measures employer's efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.  

In 2020 Swansea University has maintained its ranking of 47th in the league table of UK employers. We are delighted that we have increased our rankings in participating Education Bodies entrants where Swansea University was ranked sixth in the UK.

The WEI is a powerful evidence-based benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace. Each participant must demonstrate their expertise in 10 distinct areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement.

At the same time, staff from across each organisation take part in an anonymous survey about their employers’ attitudes towards workplace culture, diversity and inclusion, 109,820 staff took part in the 2019 survey.

Swansea University's WEI submission is led by the Equality Team, with the support of the LGBT+ Staff Network Chair, LGBT+ Staff Network members and members of the Allies Programme. 

If you would like to get involved in future WEI submissions, please get in touch 

Read more about the WEI on the Stonewall website

What is LGBT+?

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

Lesbian = a woman who is attracted to other women
Gay = a man who is attracted to other men
Bisexual = individuals 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.

LGBT+ Staff Network

The University has an established LGBT+ Staff Network, which holds regular social events, networking opportunities, workshops and training, as well as providing information and guidance on matters relating to LGBT+.  The network offers confidential support and advice to all staff (not only those who identify as LGBT+). Staff are able to report bullying and harassment incidents on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity to the Network co-chairs. The Network is co-chaired by Daffydd Turner and Siân Elin Thomas.

LGBT+ Allies Programme Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Staff Feedback Questionnaire

Do you support LGBT+ equality at the university?  Want to keep up to date with LGBT+ campaigns, events, and activities at the university?  Join our LGBT+ Allies Programme! It's a simple mailing list that anyone can join - staff, students, alumni, or visitors/supporters - regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Programme members receive monthly email updates about LGBT+ equality work at Swansea University.