Aberystwyth University shortlisted for LGBT+ award
Heather Hinkin, Sam Morrison and Ruth Fowler from Aberystwyth University’s Human Resources Department pictured at the PinkNews event in the Senedd with keynote speaker and First Minister Carwyn Jones AM, who is also an alumnus of the University’s Law Department.
11 June 2018
Aberystwyth University has been nominated for a public sector equality award at the 2018 PinkNews Awards.
The nominations were announced at a special PinkNews event held in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 7 June 2018.
Aberystwyth is the only Welsh university and one of three institutions from Wales on the longlist of 21 public sector organisations throughout the UK.
The award aims to recognise the contributions of public sector organisations in championing the inclusion and rights of LGBT+ employees and those in the wider community.
A panel of judges will decide the winner, which will be announced at the PinkNews Awards in London on 17 October 2018.
Ruth Fowler, Equality Officer in the Department of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University, said: “We are delighted that Aberystwyth University is flying the flag for the Welsh higher education sector in these important awards. Equality and diversity are embedded across the University. We have a range of policies and positive action plans in place to ensure Aberystwyth is an inclusive and forward-thinking place to work and to study for all, including an LGBT network for staff as well as a series of high-profile LGBT events.”
The annual PinkNews Awards has become one of the UK’s most significant LGBT+ events, championing the efforts of politicians, campaigners, charities, businesses, public sector organisations, broadcasters and journalists in the fight for equality for all.
Last year’s event included speeches from Prime Minister Theresa May; Mayor of London Sadiq Khan; and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as well as appearances from Ed Miliband, Sir Vince Cable, Ian Blackford, Lorraine Kelly, Stacey Solomon and Pearl Mackie.
The nominations for the public sector equality award are as follows:
- Aberystwyth University
- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
- Bury Council
- De Montfort University
- House of Commons
- Leicestershire County Council
- Ministry of Justice
- National Assembly of Wales
- Newcastle City Council
- Northumbria Police
- Nottinghamshire County Council
- Nottinghamshire Police
- Royal Navy and Royal Marine
- Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
- Teesside University
- Transport for London
- University of Leicester
- University of Sheffield
- University of St Andrews
- Welsh Government