Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN

Athena Swan Membership

We are delighted to announce that the university is restarting our submission for the Athena Swan Charter | Advance HE ( institutional bronze award, and welcome Emma Garbett into the role of project manager. 

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to include work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for transgender staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

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Why Cumbria Joined Athena Swan

To help us to improve our gender equality, work towards sustaining equitable working environments.

To enhance our reputation as an employer of choice.

To be a part of a global community with a shared goal of addressing gender inequalities and embedding inclusive practices.

To adopt a set of principles within our policies, practices, action plans, and culture.

The University is committed to the UK Athena Swan Principles.

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Why Cumbria Joined Athena Swan

SAT Representatives

Nicole Lees  Lecturer in Investigative Practice       Emma Webster   Student Liaison Admin Assistant       Naomi Pierce   Research and Knowledge Exchange
Dr Sue Wilbraham  Senior Lecturer in Health   Karl Chambers   Campus Manager, London   Jamie McPhie   Senior Lecturer in Science and Environment
Farhat Ibrahim  Senior Lecturer in Education   Joanne Scott   SL Academic and Professional Skills   Paul Ferguson   Senior Lecturer in the Arts
Caroline Briggs  Lecturer in Academic Development   Amanda Holmes   Programme Administation Manager   Amanda Taylor-Beswick   Director, Digital Centre for Transformation
Ian Sinker  Associate Professor in Business   James Stephens    Head of Library Services    Jenny Leggott    Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Apprenticeships 
Tara Gerard  Human Resources Advisor                

Get in Touch

If you would like to know more about Athena Swan, then please email our team at: .