Hundreds of young people die each year from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Don’t take the chance!

Book a Heart Screening Today!

Swansea University Sports Centre

February 18th 2017 9:00am – 4:30pm

Available to Swansea University Staff, Students and Sports Village Users aged 18-35

£5 per person

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more info on Cardiac Screening and the work of Welsh Hearts, visit www.welshhearts.org

Book your appointment by emailing Leanne – L.J.Brake@Swansea.ac.uk

Tuesday January 24th, 2017

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Swansea has been ranked the second-highest scoring university in the whole of the UK for the second year in Stonewall’s annual list of the 100 most inclusive places to work.

‌Stonewall’s latest Workplace Equality Index received submissions from over 430 UK businesses and institutions with over 90,000 employees completing a staff survey nationally.

The Annual Index is used to assess their achievements and progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion in the workplace and is a powerful benchmarking tool ‌used by employers to create inclusive workplaces.

Cath Elms is the co-chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network at Swansea University, a Network group for staff who identify as LGBT+. She said:

“Swansea University continues to make progress in the Stonewall Top 100 Employer Index, moving from 36th place last year to 31st in the UK this year.  Since the university first took part in the Workplace Equality Index we have risen 308 places and have sustained progress during the past 6 years which has had a positive impact on the work environment and experiences of our LGBT+ community.

We are very proud of our reputation as an institution that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity.  This year, the university’s LGBT+ Staff Network has been awarded the Stonewall ‘Highly Commended Network Group’ award and we aim to build on this success for the future”.

 

Monday January 23rd, 2017

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What is Holocaust Memorial Day?

Holocaust Memorial Day is the UN’s International Day of Remembrance to commemorate victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as other worldwide genocides, including those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.  Between 1941 and 1945, the Nazis attempted to annihilate all of Europe’s Jews through a systematic and planned out attempt to murder, in what is now known as the Holocaust.  By the end of the Holocaust, six million Jewish men, women and children had perished in concentration camps, extermination camps, ghettos and mass-shootings.  There were also an additional five million victims of Nazi mass murders including LGBT people, disabled and mentally ill people, Slavs, Romani people and people of colour, bringing the death toll to approximately 11 million.

Why is Holocaust Memorial Day important?

The past is powerful and it is important that we learn from it for the future, ensuring protection from hatred.  It is just as important today that we learn to appreciate and understand everyone in our society.  We have an opportunity to learn from history’s mistakes and on Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember.

When and where will Swansea University commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day?

On Friday 27 January, at the SURF room, First Floor of Fulton House, Singleton Campus from 13:00 until 14:00.

How will Swansea University commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day?

PVC Martin Stringer will be delivering a talk titled, Why remember? From Genocide to Micro-Aggressions and Back Again, which will explore the memorial for the twentieth century genocides, other forms of exclusion and cleansing, the construction of otherness and the current debate on racism, homophobia, islamophobia, including unconscious bias and micro-aggressions.

Secondly, Dr Glenn Miles will explore the on-going impact of genocide on Cambodia and the way in which it has recovered.  Dr Miles will talk about individuals and projects that he has worked with over the past 29 years in refugee camps, city slums, red light areas and evicted communities, demonstrating how over the years the country has become more optimistic, with young people growing in confidence in themselves and for their future.

This event is open to all.  Please contact Huw Lewis (h.r.lewis@swansea.ac.uk) if you would like to attend.

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728-tic-tennant-place-at-night-540x238-q80Students at the Bay Campus will now be able to park free, out-of-hours, in the Bay Campus staff car park, if they obtain a new ‘out-of-hours car parking permit’. Permits will be available for a one off administrative fee of £5 and will be valid from 1st January 2017 until the end of the academic year. This will entitle the permit holder to park at the following times:

  • 4pm-8am (Weekdays)
  • 4pm Friday-8am Monday

To obtain a permit you will need to complete an application form.

Parking is subject to Terms and Conditions.

Once completed please forward to estates-carparking@swansea.ac.uk

The application will be verified and processed and you will receive an e-mail confirmation from estates within 14 days advising you when you can collect from the MyUniHub office.

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Campus Catering is keen to find out your views on the catering services that we provide for students, staff and visitors at the Swansea University campus. We’ve therefore appointed an independent research company Beaufort Research to carry out a short survey for us, to capture the views of students and staff on the catering services on offer.

We would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete an online questionnaire to let us know your views.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t use the campus catering services at the moment – we’d still like your views.  All those taking part will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £50 Amazon gift vouchers, with the winners chosen at random by Beaufort.

Simply click the link below and you will be directed to the survey – it should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses to the questionnaire are strictly confidential and Beaufort will not reveal the identity of those taking part to us. Collation of the results will be administered by Beaufort and only reported back at an aggregate level.

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=148112073425

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me on the email address below. Alternatively, you’re welcome to call Beaufort Research on 029 2037 8565.

Thanks very much for your help and we look forward to receiving your views.

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