Cardiff University - student monitoring

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Cardiff University - student monitoring *

Cardiff University began monitoring the sexual orientation of its staff in 2009. When the public sector equality duty came into force – alongside the specific duty in Wales to publish employment monitoring data for all protected characteristics – the university reviewed its monitoring procedures to make sure they were fully compliant with the new requirements. The review highlighted a number of gaps in the information held by the university, including in the make-up of its student population. For the findings of the review see Appendix 8.  In response to these findings, the university decided to begin collecting monitoring data of its students in order to better understand how well the university was meeting their needs. The university will begin monitoring the sexual orientation of its students in the 2013/2014 academic year, and will scrutinise the data to monitor the academic performance and drop-out rate of its lesbian, gay and bisexual students.


* Review of the public sector equality duty, Call for evidence Stonewall response [April 2013]