University strategies and policies for wellbeing
The University’s commitment to supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of its staff and students is embedded in several high-level strategies, policies and procedures that span broad areas of service provision and support.
Strategy 2030. A Sustainable World for Future Generations
Strategy 2030. A sustainable world for future generations describes where we intend to be in 2030 and our strategic priorities to become academically, financially and operationally sustainable. Our people are at the heart of this strategy with four strategic priorities underpinning all that we do – research excellence; transformative learning experiences; an excellent student experience; and a thriving Welsh language and bilingual environment.
Strategic Equality Plan 2020 - 2024
Bangor University has a long-established commitment to providing an environment which recognises and values people's differences and builds on the strengths that those differences bring to Bangor. Underpinning this commitment is The Strategic Equality Plan 2020 – 2024. The plan shares our direction to eliminate discrimination and to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for our staff, students and the community we serve.
Embedding Equality at Bangor
- The University is fully committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter and is working towards ensuring that these principles become embedded within the University’s policies, practices, action plans and culture. Bangor University has held an Athena SWAN Bronze award since 2011
- Chaplaincy and faith provision at Bangor offers, on a multi-faith basis, pastoral care and support to both students and staff. Our Chaplaincy team is led by twelve individuals from diverse faith and religious backgrounds who take an active role in developing and supporting a faith community within their own tradition.
- Canolfan Bedwyr is the University's Centre for Welsh Language Services and Research and Technology. The centre supports staff and students to implement our Welsh Language Policy and to comply with the Welsh Language Standards. Canolfan Bedwyr offers a translation services, language skill development courses, and pioneers research and development in language technologies.
- To celebrate and promote diversity amongst our staff and students, the University has an LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Plus) network for its staff and post- graduate students and runs an active Student LGBT+ society. The student society welcomes anyone to join, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression and hosts various events and collaborates with other societies to organise and run campaigns.
- The Univeristy Equality Champions help embed equalities in opportunities throughout the University and are available to support any staff equality-related issues or queries.
- The Student Equality and Diversity Officer is the designated contact of support for students and supports the implementation of best practice across the University in the prevention of and support for all forms of student harassment.
- Equality and Diversity and Unconscious Bias Training forms part of our comprehensive staff induction programme. Equality and Diversity training for Managers is offered as part of the staff development programme.
Staff policies and procedures for wellbeing
Our staff health and wellbeing policies and procedures covers nine areas of key policy information, advice, and assistance.
Student policies for wellbeing
The University is committed to protecting and promoting the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of its diverse student community. Our student policies, listed below, aspire to create a safe and supportive social and learning environment, conducive to good mental wellbeing and health.