Swansea University has achieved its highest ever position in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, climbing 14 places to overall 12th in the UK.
Every year, Stonewall publishes its Top 100 Employers list which is compiled by the Workplace Equality Index – the UK’s leading benchmarking tool for LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.
Completing the Workplace Equality Index is a voluntary exercise that enables employers to measure and improve their efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) employees.
As well as achieving its highest ever rank in the Workplace Equality Index, Swansea University has also:
- Ranked 1st in the UK among Education Sector entrants.
- Retained the gold standard award, which recognises that the University has embedded LGBT+ equality into its core areas of work at the highest level.
- Achieved Stonewall’s Highly Commended Network Group Award for its LGBT+Staff Network.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Judith Lamie said: “Swansea University and our LGBT+ Staff Network have worked together to make Swansea as inclusive as possible, and this improvement in our ranking, being awarded Stonewall’s highly commended network group and retaining the gold level award, shows that we are making a real difference. This achievement not only represents where we currently are but also importantly where we are going, and we will build on this moving forward as we continue to effect change as well as delivering information and events with our staff network members, allies, and wider community.
“We are proud that Swansea University continues to celebrate our values through our commitment to equality and diversity, making us the type of University we are.”