The University of South Wales (USW) Group is committed to mainstreaming equality and diversity throughout all its activities, as well as meeting the general and specific duties imposed on it through the legislation. This policy statement builds upon the Group’s vision and strategic priorities.
This policy statement outlines our commitment to ensure that every job applicant, course applicant, student, employee, visitor or contractor should be treated fairly and this protection is extended based on association and perception to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, or sexual orientation. The University of South Wales Group wishes to promote and sustain a culture where mutual trust and respect are the foundation for working relationships while at work or at study. The Group has Dignity at Work and Dignity at Study Policies which can be found on the institutions’ web-pages.
The promotion of equality and diversity is a duty and a challenge to everyone, whether student, employee, governor, or any person or organisation which provides services for, or in partnership with, the Group. In practical terms this means that everyone must treat others fairly and with dignity and respect. The Group will address any issues of discrimination or inappropriate practice and will foster staff awareness through a programme of staff development. All staff and students are actively encouraged to challenge and report any incidents of discrimination. All aspects of student or staff life are governed by this statement.
The USW Group will: