Athena Swan

Values and initiatives

In 2020, the University was awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to eliminating gender bias across our campuses.

The Athena SWAN Bronze award recognises the efforts of Higher Education organisations to create an inclusive work culture for men and women in academic, professional and support roles. It also looks to provide equal opportunities for study, promotion and career development, including trans staff and students.

The University has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since 2005. We were awarded an Institutional Bronze award in 2014 and 2020. The award recognises our commitment to adopt the Charter’s ten principles in our policies, practices and culture.

We have taken important steps to increase our commitment to gender equality, which is recognised by this award.

Athena Swan Charter

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to recognise the commitment to advancing the careers of women, the Charter is now being used across the globe.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our vision is to strengthen our culture of equality, diversity and inclusion for our University community to ensure a place where everyone can thrive, while feeling safe, valued and supported.

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For further information on Athena Swan please contact

Charlotte Delaney, Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion -

EDI Team –