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Women in Academia Network


The Women in Academia Network is a network established by women and for women. The network has three simple aims:

  • To raise the profile of gender issues for female academics at our institution
  • To tackle the challenges facing female academics
  • To facilitate supportive relationships between female academics and to provide a safe environment for sharing problems as well as best practice.

Women Adding Value to the Economy


Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) aims to tackle the underlying issues that contribute to gender pay inequalities in Wales in employment and self employment. The project is funded by European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government.

The Women In Self Employment Resource (WISER) strand of WAVE offer a number of resources to empower and support aspiring women and women already in self employment via Learning, Networking and Mentoring.

Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations


The Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations coordinates research on the creative industries in Wales through the frame of small nations globally. It is based in the Faculty of Creative Industries, but operates across the University of South Wales.


English Research Unit


English research at USW/PDC has a longstanding tradition of expertise in gender and women’s writing, with particular strengths in women’s writing from and about Wales.

History Research Unit

We carry out research across a long timespan, from Iron Age Wales to the contemporary Muslim world, and we deal with topics as diverse as the commemoration of the dead in the middle ages, Atlantic slavery and the history of seaside resorts.


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Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales promotes the recognition of women in Welsh history and the preservation of sources of women’s history in Wales. It was founded in 1997 as a result of research by Ursula Masson and Avril Rolph at the then University of Glamorgan (now USW/PDC), into the history of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Their work demonstrated the need to collect and preserve the records of women’s history. AMC/WAW has a long and valued association with the Centre and has generously sponsored the annual Ursula Masson Memorial lecture since its inception.