Staff Equality Networks and Champions

Equality Champions

Aberystwyth University has a range of champions and engages with many internal and external networks to help consult, promote and share good practice on a range of equality and diversity areas.  For more information please contact Olymbia Petrou on opp@aber.ac.uk or 8598.

AU Equality Champions - Aberystwyth Equality Champions - A staff network of Equality Champions was launched in August 2011 to further promote equality and diversity across AU. Champions are advocates for equality and aim to raise awareness of the principles of equality throughout the University.

 

  Athena SWAN Charter/Champion – In May 2011 AU became Athena SWAN Charter members which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.  Dr. Kate Bullen (kab@aber.ac.uk) Head of the Department of Psychology is our nominated Champion.

 

Stonewall Cymru Champions – In July 2011 AU joined the Stonewall Cymru Diversity Champions Programme ‘Britain's good practice forum for sexual orientation where employers can work with Stonewall, and each other, to promote diversity in the workplace’.

 

 

 

Networks - Internal

Aberystwyth Equality Champions (twice a semester) 

Our staff network of Equality Champions play a vital role in ensuring that equality and diversity is promoted across the University. 

Contact Olymbia on opp@aber.ac.uk for more details.

The Aber Staff LGB&T Network (Once a semester)

The Network was set up to allow LGB&T staff to socialise, network, explore relevant professional issues, and enjoy events such as film showings and reading groups.

Contact Tasha on nla@aber.ac.uk for more details.

Accessibility Forum (Once a semester)

The Accessibility Forum actively discusses and promotes disability equality and engages / consults with staff and students on disability support, issues and initiatives.  Members of staff and students with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the forum.  

Contact Pauline on puw@aber.ac.uk for more details.

Disability Coordinators (Once a month)

Our network of Disability Coordinators, which are located within each department, discuss various disability issues, initiatives and share good practice on disability support.

Contact Pauline on puw@aber.ac.uk for more details.

Women's Roundtable (Once a semester)

The Women’s Roundtable meets once a semester to discuss and promote gender equality and engage with staff on support, issues and initiatives, e.g. Athena Swan, Equal Pay and mentoring.

Contact Olymbia on opp@aber.ac.uk for more details

Networks - External

Ceredigion Equality and Confidence Group (Quarterly)

Organised by Dyfed-Powys Police and attended by various representatives of the community, e.g. disability campaigners, LGB&T reps, age concern, victim support. This group discusses local equality issues and statistics in respect of offences against minority groups.

Equality Challenge Unit Welsh Liaison Group (Quarterly)

Advisory group facilitated by the Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit providing an opportunity for equality practitioners within Welsh Universities to discuss issues of common interest, share information and good practice. 

Equality and Human Rights Commision Equality Exchange (Wales) (Quarterly)

Equality Exchange network promotes the exchange of effective and innovative employment practice for employers, trainers and consultants committed to achieving equality in the workplace.  Membership includes regular events across Wales on key equality issues, the development of leadership to promote equality, building effective partnerships to achieve change, an Annual conference and networking opportunities.

Aberystwyth Equality Champions

rightThe Equality Champions Network meets 6 times a year for discussion of current issues and the sharing of best practise, as well as disseminating information about events and training in the university. There is a Voluntary Job Role (which can be found HERE) and named individuals are shown below. If you are interested in filling one of the vacancies shown - or from an area that isn't listed, please contact Dr. Debra Croft, Director of Equality to discuss on equstaff@aber.ac.uk. We ask that Champions attend 4 of the 6 meetings and be available as a contact for queries and signposting to staff and students throughout the University.

Institute/Service DepartmentChampionDepartment/AreaContact
Arts & Humanities  
 Philip Garrett School of Art  pjg@aber.ac.uk 
VACANT  TFTS   
Elizabeth Jacobs  English, CW, Languages elj@aber.ac.uk
Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences 
Kerrie Farrar  Gogerddan  kkf@aber.ac.uk 
 VACANT Penglais Campus   
DARO
Eva de Visscher    evd@aber.ac.uk 
Estates/Campus Services  
VACANT  Accommodation   
VACANT Campus Services   
VACANT  Estates   
Geography, History, Politics & Psychology 
Tris Irvine-Fynn Geography  tdi@aber.ac.uk 
VACANT    
HR
Ruth Fowler  HR/Welsh Language  ruf@aber.ac.uk 
Information Services 
Kate Wright E-Learning  kaw@aber.ac.uk 
Suzy Shipman Web Team sfs@aber.ac.uk 
Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science   
Balazs Pinter Physics  bap@aber.ac.uk 
Annie Shaw  Computer Science  ais@aber.ac.uk 
Eleri Pryse Physics/Welsh Medium  sep@aber.ac.uk 
Kim Kenobi Maths  kik10@aber.ac.uk 
Meinir Davies IMPACS met@aber.ac.uk
Planning
Sarah Taylor  Planning  srt@aber.ac.uk 
Professional Development 
Debra Croft  CWPESI  dec@aber.ac.uk 
Jo Hiatt Careers  jeb@aber.ac.uk 
Recruitment, Marketing, Admissions & Communications 
VACANT     
 VACANT    
Research, Business & Innovation
Jenny Deauville  Research, Business & Innovation  jfj@aber.ac.uk
Student Support
John Harrington  Student Support  jph2@aber.ac.uk 
Trade Unions
Joanne Walker    jnw@aber.ac.uk 
 VC Office
Rebecca Davies  PVC overseeing Equality