School of Psychology About us

Equality & diversity

The School of Psychology is committed to promoting equality and diversity by:

  • establishing an inclusive culture free from discrimination
  • upholding the values of dignity, courtesy and respect
  • providing access to opportunities for both students and staff, regardless of: ethnic origin ; national identity; disability; age; gender; sexual orientation; religious belief; socio-economic background.

Our Policy

Our policy builds upon the foundation of equality legislation and anti-discrimination guidance and strives, not merely to comply with minimum legal requirements, but to use these to ensure that the School exemplifies best practice in all its activities.

Via all of its constituent committees, the School aims:

  • To raise awareness of University policy and procedures
  • To design local practices to promote equality and diversity
  • To monitor and address issues concerning inequality, unfair practice or discrimination affecting any member(s) of the School
  • To eliminate bias from all School procedures
  • To create a positive working environment in the School.

The University has a number of equality and diversity schemes and policies in place aimed at eliminating discrimination and promoting equality including:

Athena SWAN

The School has been awarded the Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its achievements in progressing and supporting women in Psychology.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.

Cardiff University has a bronze award, and the School of Psychology was recently also awarded a silver award in recognition of its achievements in progressing and supporting women in Psychology.