Age Policy

Swansea University values all its staff and students equally, regardless of their age. The University aims to create an environment in which all staff and students, whatever their age, feel equally welcome and valued, and in which ageist behaviour is not tolerated.

The University recognises the extent of age discrimination in society, and seeks to ensure that through the implementation of the relevant policies and procedures, discrimination whether intentional or unintentional does not occur.  The Human Resources Department undertakes that any recruitment, selection and progression decision will be entirely based on relevant criteria, which do not include age or age related criteria.  Further guidance on how this will be implemented is available in the University’s Age and Retirement Procedure.

In addition to benefiting members of staff and students individually, it also means that the University will benefit from reduced recruitment and training costs, increased staff morale and higher productivity gained through age-diverse practices.

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