Equality and Diversity
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”
Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, General Assembly of the United Nations, 1948.
"Promoting equality and diversity creates improvements for everyone"
Professor AJ Chapman, Vice Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Foreword to the Cardiff Metropolitan University Single Equality Scheme.
Equality and Diversity at Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff Metropolitan University is committed to promoting and implementing best practice in Equality and Diversity (E&D). It wishes to work beyond the legislative requirements in the delivery of E&D policies, and it aims for equality of opportunity to be embedded in everything it does. Cardiff Metropolitan University is an organisation where diversity is valued, equality is promoted and services are delivered to support all staff and students.
Cardiff Metropolitan University is aware of the need to recognise people’s identities as multi-dimensional. Referring to the current equality legislative context, there are some six or seven identified equality strands – protected groups of people. These ‘strands’ include disability, sexual orientation, age, gender, race, religion and belief. People can fall into several equality strands – ‘inter-sectionality’ i.e. multiple identities.
In Wales, the Welsh language is often included under an equality banner. Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Welsh Language Unit manages the implementation of the Welsh Language Scheme.