We are delighted to announce that the university has been awarded an Athena Swan Charter | Advance HE (advance-he.ac.uk) institutional bronze award in April 2023, following a successful submission. We would like to acknowledge the dedication of our project team, Emma Garbett (project), Lee McDermott, Marie Knox-Davis and our self-assessment team in making this achievement possible. The university will now focus efforts on the delivery of our 5-year action plan, which will be tracked by our EDIW Monitoring Group.
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.
Athena Swan UK bronze award letter
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