Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at Bangor University
- Our median Gender Pay Gap continues to reduce, from 7.2% in 2020 to 5.7% in 2021 (published in March 2022).
- We've made a commitment to apply for a Silver Athena Swan award during 2023 (we already hold Bronze).
- During 2022 we joined Advance HE's Race Equality Charter.
- Prof Morag McDonald has recently been appointed to the new role of APVC Diversity and Inclusion.
- Dr Thandi Gilder has recently been appointed to a new role of Learning and Teaching Development Leader (Diversity and Inclusion) in CELT (the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching). This role, funded by the Welsh Government, will address inclusive practice in teaching and assessment across the University and support our Race Equality Action Plan.
Bangor University was created as a direct result of a campaign in the late nineteenth century for higher education provision in Wales. Funds were raised by public subscription to establish a college of university rank in Bangor. An important feature of its foundation was the voluntary contributions made by local people, including farmers and quarrymen, from their weekly wages over a period of time. The University opened its doors on 18 October 1884 in an old coaching inn on the banks of the Menai Strait with 58 students and 10 members of staff. In North Wales there was great enthusiasm for the cause of women’s education. Of the first students to be registered at the College, a third were women.
The University’s Corporate Strategy ‘Strategy 2030 – A Sustainable World for Future Generations’ sets out:
A research-led University of and for North Wales, providing transformative learning experiences and nurturing a positive impact on society regionally, nationally, and internationally
A globally connected University, realising opportunities for success through transformative, innovative, impact-driven research and teaching, with a focus on sustainability - safeguarding the environment, revitalising society’s health, and promoting economic, social, bilingual, and cultural vibrancy.
With a specific theme of Diversity and Inclusivity.
Our Strategic Equality Plan 2020 – 2024 is a statement of our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and supports our mission, vision and values.
Please watch this brief presentation for information about Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at Bangor University
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