Cardiff Metropolitan University through our Equality and Diversity provision aims to create a positive working and learning environment for our staff and students . We want to foster an environment that is diverse and inclusive and where individuals are free from discrimination.
Equality and Diversity Team
Our Equality and Diversity lead at Cardiff Metropolitan University is the Secretary & Clerk to the Governors. We also have a Civic and International Equality and Diversity Officer who engages with both staff, students and the wider community.
Equality and Diversity Engagement Group
The University has an Equality and Diversity Engagement Group which is an advisory body with the purpose to monitor Cardiff Metropolitan University's progress in meeting the Equality Act 2010 general duty and the accompanying specific duties.
The group brings together representatives from across the University's two campuses to discuss and consider ways of improving our equality and diversity provision for staff and students as well as our engagement with the wider community.
The Equality and Diversity Engagement Group reports to our Vice-Chancellors Board. The groups terms of reference can be found here.
Alongside the University's Organisational Development team our Equality team is responsible for the development and implementation of equality and diversity training. Our Equality team works closely with representatives from across the University to identify, develop and deliver relevant and accessible training for all staff and students.
Cardiff Metropolitan University is part of The Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS), an innovative all-Wales scheme that aims to promote and facilitate professional development for women working in Welsh universities. Initially funded by HEFCW in partnership with Welsh HEIs, WUMS is open to women working in academic and support departments of HEIs in Wales at all levels.
Through this inter-university mentoring partnership, WUMS brings women from different universities together, offering opportunities for early career women staff to link with and learn from more senior and experienced colleagues, and providing networking opportunities.
The mentoring scheme will not be available in academic year 2017/18. More information will be available regarding future rounds from September 2018.
To find out more about The Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme please visit Bangor University's website or alternatively contact our Civic and International Equality and Diversity Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.