About Equality

Aberystwyth University are committed to developing and promoting equality and diversity in all our practices and activities. We aim to work, study and provide an inclusive culture, free from discrimination and upholding the values of respect, dignity and courtesy. Every person has the right to be treated in accordance with these values.

We are committed to advancing equality on the grounds of age, disability, sex and sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief (including lack of belief), marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and to embrace intersectionality and raise awareness between and across different groups.

All AU policies for staff and students apply to the entire Aberystwyth University community (so, for example, family friendly policies apply to all staff, regardless of sexual orientation; this is the same for our Dignity and Respect policy, and for all policies in the University.) Please get in contact if you have any queries or, for staff, see the HR website.

If you require any of the following information in an alternative format, e.g. Braille, Audio Transcriptions, etc., please contact Ruth Fowler on 01970 628424 or equstaff@aber.ac.uk

Dr. Debra Croft - Director of Equality

The University’s Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 emphasises our commitment to creating opportunities: ‘to break down the barriers to access, supporting students and staff to succeed and grow’ and includes the importance of “Aber Values” including ‘celebrating the individual contribution of each colleague and each student, we work to enable all to reach their full potential and to remove barriers to success’.

This commitment is translated in to practice through the Strategic Equality Plan (SEP) 2016-2020 which sets out our commitment to promoting a fair, equal and diverse community for our students, staff and visitors. 

Promoting equality is more than a statement of how the University will meet the statutory requirements.  We strive to ensure that students, staff and visitors embrace equality and diversity as an essential part of how we operate and to embed this way of working in everything we do.  Our six Equality Objectives were derived from staff and student consultations, surveys and focus groups demonstrating that Equality matters to our whole community. 

The Equal Opportunities Policy for 2016 can be accessed below:

Equal Opportunities Policy 2016