Equality Networks

Swansea University has a number of established network groups and programmes.

Carers' Network

The Carer’s Group meets every month with the aim of providing support, advice and resources to Working Carers such as our Carer’s Passport. The group is chaired by Maria Cheshire-Allen. ​Join the Carers Network here.

Disabled Staff Network

The Disability network provides support and networking for colleagues with disabilities and as well as valuable input into university policy practice and decision making. The network is led by Pamela Styles and Matt Garrad. ​If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for relevant news, events or consultation opportunities please email the Equality Team.

LGBT+ Staff Network

The University has an established LGBT+ Staff Network, which holds regular social events, networking opportunities, workshops and training, as well as providing information and guidance on matters relating to LGBT+. This is a private group which is only open to all LGBT+ staff, regardless of whether they’re out at work or not. The Network is co-chaired by Daf Turner and Freya Michaud. Email the LGBT+ team if you would like to join.

LGBT+ Allies Programme

The LGBT+ Ally Group is open for all staff who don’t identify as LGBT+ but want to support LGBT+ equality. The aim of the group is to strive for equality and inclusion in the workplace. As an LGBT+ Ally you will contribute to the culture of effective equality and challenge discrimination. The Allies Programme is chaired by Sally Star. Get in touch with the LGBT+ Allies team if you would like to become an ally.

Mary Williams Group

The Mary Williams Group is a network of senior women across the University. The group aims to share information and good practice, promote gender equality in their areas and act as role models. Actively promote development opportunities and progression of women for their area, including mentoring, CV workshops, promotions guidance. The co-chairs for the Mary Williams Group are Jocelyn Finniear, Joanne Berry and Louise Huxtable-Thomas.​ To join the Mary Williams group, please get in touch via marywilliamsgroup@swansea.ac.uk

SIREN (Swansea International Race Equality Network)

The University offers colleagues opportunities to share experiences through our Swansea International Race Equality Network (SIREN). SIREN is a consultative, support and social group that, through the Co-Chairs, provides a link between the University and colleagues with an interest in promoting race equality. The aim of the group is enhancing the experience of ethnic minority colleagues, promoting race equality through active consultation and involvement on race issues. Providing an opportunity to share experiences, best practices and a safe space to network, contributing to colleague development and awareness-raising in relation to equality. Providing support, guidance and signposting, providing a forum to voice opinions to the Equality Committee and providing a social opportunity for colleagues. The network is co-chaired by Lella Nouri and Adesola Ademiloye. Become part of SIREN today.

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