Staff Training

The Equality team is responsible for leading the training and development provision in equality and diversity.  One of the key aspects of their role is to identify, develop and deliver relevant training and development activities for all staff groups to support the University in meeting legal requirements in all areas of equality. 

Swansea University’s Equality Training is conducted by the Equality Team and the LGBT+ Staff Network. The specialist work and training includes:

  • Induction talks for new staff at the University
  • Topical Sessions on the protected characteristics; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation issues
  • Workshops on Equality Updates including the Strategic Equality Plan
  • Designated training programmes for both academic and support staff
  • “Impact Assessment” workshops
  • Workshops on distinct issues faced by people with multiple protected characteristics

The Equality team is committed to helping you with any specific queries that you may have.  If you have a specific equality training need or requirement that you would like delivered “in house,” please contact Cath Elms in the first instance to discuss your requirements: 

Aurora - women only leadership development inititative

The University is pleased to offer a number of places on the Leadership Foundation Aurora programme for Swansea University staff during 2016/2017. Aurora is designed to enable a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles in higher education, to engage with leadership development at an earlier stage in their careers. The programme is an opportunity for any women ambitious for a career in the sector and interested in exploring leadership and management as one option for progression. Further information can be found at the following link: 

Aurora addresses core areas associated with leadership success: understanding organisations and the sector, developing leadership behaviours, skills and knowledge, identifying and overcoming barriers and obstacles, growing confidence and a leadership identity, and building networks, coalitions and support processes. This is a leadership foundation course and as a University we are committing significant resources to this.

Places for Aurora will be awarded through a competitive selection process. We will use a process of sifting to ensure that individuals are fully committed and are able to get the most out of the learning and apply it to the workplace.   

To apply for a position on the Aurora programme please download and complete the Aurora Programme Application Form and email this to

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th September 2016.  

For further information about the programme, there is a FAQ section on the Aurora page at 

If you have any further queries, please contact a member of the equal opportunities team at

Marshall Online Training

All Swansea University staff are now required to complete mandatory bilingual 'Diversity in the Workplace' Marshall training. This is so that you become familiar with equality legislation, gain an understanding of the broader issues around equality/diversity and of your responsibilities and rights as members of staff.  

University staff can access the Marshall training here. Please see the Marshall Guidelines for further information about the course and how to use it.