Leading and inspiring – that’s officially Aberystwyth University Student Union!

29th May 2020
Aberystwyth University Student Union (AberSU) has not one but two reasons to celebrate, having become a finalist for a national award, soon after being recognised as a leader in its field.

The Womenspire awards, run by gender equality charity Chwarae Teg, recognise the achievements and contributions of inspirational women and organisations.

This year AberSU is one of four finalists in the Womenspire Diversity Champion category – which celebrates organisations who have demonstrated a clear commitment to gender equality and diversity.

The news comes shortly after AberSU’s exceptional work in the same field was recognised with a ‘Leading’ FairPlay Employer award following the organisations completion of Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation2 business programme.

I’m delighted we have become a Womenspire finalist, as we have worked hard to make sure that the voices of our students and staff are heard and that together we embrace diversity and all it has to offer.

“Working with Chwarae Teg on the business programme has enabled us to attract a broader and diverse range of applicants for roles and changed our way of working to suit staff. It’s simply the way to get the best skilled and passionate people involved in your organisation."

Trish McGrath
Chief Executive, Aberystwyth University Student Union,

I’d like to congratulate the student union on becoming a finalist as it really does reflect the proactive approach it has taken on diversity. Organisations that are more diverse are more profitable, more successful, employers of choice, and they understand that diversity is of benefit to all employees, not just women or certain groups.

“Womenspire is an awards ceremony like no other that celebrates and showcases the talents, passions and achievements of women and great organisations in Wales, and aims to inspire future generations."

Cerys Furlong
Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

Now in their fifth year the Womenspire awards, will take place at St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff on 29 September. Further details are available at www.chwaraeteg.com/womenspire.

Chwarae Teg runs the Agile Nation2 Business Programme, which is fully funded by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government. Further information is available at www.chwaraeteg.com/projects/agile-nation-2-business-programme.