Swansea shortlisted for Guardian Award for advancing staff equality
Swansea University has made the shortlist for the Guardian Higher Education Awards 2016, in the category of advancing staff equality.
Universities enter the awards to show their achievements to the higher education sector and the Guardian’s vast readership in the UK and across the world.
The categories honour excellence in everything from teaching practice to beautiful buildings, and the awards offer universities a seal of approval for their most outstanding work.
See the awards shortlist
Applications will be judged by expert panels of judges, representing universities of all kinds from around the country, education journalists and higher education organisations.
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor at Swansea University, said:
“It is very encouraging to see that our work to advance equality amongst our staff is being recognised once again.
Our shortlisting for the Guardian award follows other recent achievements. Swansea University rose a remarkable 99 places in the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index, putting us at number 36 of all employers in the UK for our support for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.
We continue to make progress on gender equality through our work on the Athena Swan scheme, and we are working towards obtaining a Race Charter Mark.
There is more still to do, but our equalities team are making great strides to advance equality at Swansea University. They thoroughly deserve this latest accolade.”
The winners will be announced in London later this month.
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