International Women's Day 2022

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias.

Our commitment to equality is at the heart of what we do at the University of South Wales. We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive learning and working environment, where equality is advanced, diversity is valued, there is equitable access to success and discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated. In short, a working and learning environment in which everyone can be their authentic self.

USW holds the Athena Swan bronze award, recognising our approach to eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all colleagues. USW also has a Fair Play 30 network, made up of trained colleagues, who act as advocates for promoting equality and influencing changes, with the aim of encouraging a positive working and studying environment at USW. 

The USW Women in Academia network was set up in 2014 to raise the profile of gender issues for female academics at USW. The network aims to tackle the challenges facing female academics, facilitate supportive relationships and to share best practice and celebrate achievements.


USW students and colleagues reflect on the subject areas in which they are studying, teaching, and researching.

Our research