We have been commissioned by the University of South Wales to deliver independent engagement in relation to developing their next Strategic Equality Plan objectives and actions.

We have a survey online (accessible Word and paper copies also available by emailing us) as part of this engagement.

This is open to third sector organisations in Wales, as well as staff and students at any USW site.

As this is particularly relevant to local community groups and third sector organisation in Merthyr Tydfil we would be grateful if you could share the information below in newsletters and on your website.

Have your say on equality, diversity and inclusion at the University of South Wales (USW)

University of South Wales (USW) have commissioned Diverse Cymru to undertake engagement as part of the development of their Strategic Equality Plan.

This survey aims to:

  • Hear your experiences – good and bad
  • Hear your solutions and ideas for objectives and actions
  • Consider the requirements of different groups of people who experience discrimination, disadvantage, and / or inequality due to who they are.

We want to understand your experiences, ideas, and suggestions about how to reduce inequalities; advance equality, diversity, and inclusion; and promote understanding and good relations for all groups and communities in the areas of:

  • Student recruitment and retention
  • Student learning experience and attainment
  • Student wider experience and belonging
  • Staff recruitment and retention
  • Staff development, and support
  • Community engagement and involvement

The survey is open to:

  • Learners at any USW campus, including The College Merthyr Tydfil
  • Staff at any USW campus, including The College Merthyr Tydfil
  • Third sector organisations and community groups in Wales

You can find and complete the survey here:

Welsh: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/QJZ7EA/

English: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AQIZ7A/

If you would like a Word or paper copy of the survey or have any access requirements please email: research@diverse.cymru

Closing date: 30th October 2023

A “Quiz Night” will be held on Wednesday 15th November at 7pm at the West End Bowls Club, The Walk, Merthyr Tydfil.

The event is to raise funds for the Merthyr Tydfil Community Trust.

The Merthyr Tydfil Community Trust is a charitable trust that supports local voluntary and community groups. It makes small grants to small groups that make a big difference to them. It only supports groups operating in the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil. For more information on the Trust click on www.merthyrcommunitytrust.co.uk

Please support us by coming along and entering a team.

If you require further information or a booking form then please contact Ian Davy on 07966 698017 or at ian.davy@hotmail.co.uk


Legacy in the Community are looking to recruit a full-time Business Community Liaison Officer to join our Working on Wellbeing team. You will have a key role in extending the range and number of employment opportunities for disabled people in Wales. 

Salary: £24,500 
Location: Merthyr Tydfil/across Wales 

Hours per week: 37.5 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) 

Contract: Fixed term until March 2025 

Closing date: 30/09/2023 

For further information please click on the following link:


 For further information or to apply please email a copy of your CV to gareth@litc.uk. 

Merthyr Tydfil Global Village was set up in 2005 to raise awareness of and celebrate the cultural diversity of Merthyr Tydfil. Using art and creative projects the team worked tirelessly to develop an annual festival dedicated to bringing cultures together and educating people about Merthyr Tydfil’s diverse roots.

Bids are invited for arts-based projects that align with the spirit of Merthyr Tydfil Global Village Projects should celebrate and raise awareness of the diversity of Merthyr Tydfil. Projects can include workshops, educational activities, dance, music, crafts and food etc to support and promote community cohesion within Merthyr Tydfil, leading up to a celebratory event or be used for a multicultural event in themselves.

Maximum award of up to £1500

Closing date – 12 noon on 14th October 2023

All funding must be spent by 30th August 2024

For an application form and guidance, please contact karen.vowles@vamt.net

If you, or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer in the last 3 years, and you would like to shape what support is available in the short and long term, giving 2 minutes of your time can REALLY make a difference.

Please complete the survey and share with friends and family to help us reach as many Merthyr residents as possible. (If you’ve already completed a survey by text or in person at the centre then no need to complete the online version)

Every opinion matters and helps us plan for the future.



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