Equality and Diversity Annual Reports
Strategic Equality Plans
Promoting equality is more than a statement of how the University will meet statutory requirements: it is an essential and integral part of the University operations, a reflection of what it values, and helps to create improvements for everyone. Equality supports quality: ensuring equality of opportunity and embracing diversity is necessary if we are to achieve our strategic goals and develop the full potential of all our staff and students.
Our Strategic Equality Plan 2020-24 builds on both the successes and challenges of the University's previous plans. Our new Strategic Equality Plan is composed of four overarching objectives, each of which has a number of associated key aims. The plan covers the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We aim to work in partnership with our Cardiff Met Student Union in order to drive the plan forward and achieve our aspirations.
Strategic Equality Plan 2020-24 (PDF)
Strategic Equality Plan 20-24 Action Plan (PDF)
Cardiff Metropolitan University collects and monitors anonymised Equality data on all
nine protected characteristics as specified in The Equality Act 2010. The nine protected characteristics are Age, Disability, Race, Sex, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Religion and Belief and Sexual Orientation.
It is also a legal requirement, as part of the
Public Sector Equality Duty in Wales, for the University to monitor against all protected characteristics.
More information about the Equality Act 2010 and the Welsh Public Sector Equality Duty in Wales can be found on the Advance HE website.
The University uses equality and diversity data to:
Monitor and evaluate the impact of our Strategic Equality Plan
Inform and guide equality assessment
Shape recruitment practice of staff and students
Ensure fair representation of staff and students on committee bodies
Improve various University initiatives
All information collected is stored securely, following strict data protection principles. Information is only ever published, in reports for example, in an anonymous format.
In order to provide further guidance in relation to equality monitoring, Stonewall Cymru have produced a guide highlighting the ten reasons why monitoring forms should be completed:
What's it got to do with you?
Equality Impact Assessments
Cardiff Metropolitan University is committed to creating a fair and equitable working and learning environment and like all other public bodies, the University has a legal duty to assess all its proposed policies, practices and procedures for their impact on protected groups as defined in the Equality Act 2010.
An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) helps to defend against discrimination occurring. Discrimination is often unintentional, and the EIA process allows us to consider the different ways in which different groups of people are affected by our policies and practices and take any actions to eliminate negative consequences. When reviewing or implementing new policy and practices, Cardiff Metropolitan University ensures EIAs are completed.