Athena SWAN

The University works hard to promote gender equality and support the career development of talented women working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, engineering and technology.

It currently holds a prestigious Bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and is working towards achieving Silver status.

The University joined the charter in May 2008, good practice was identified and an action plan was developed for further initiatives across the campus to support women’s career development in research and learning and teaching.

A dedicated Athena SWAN team led Professor Steve Scott, institutional and academic Athena SWAN lead, and supported by the Equality Policy Unit works with faculties and human resources, advising them about Athena SWAN submission requirements and helping them to further embed its principles across the University.

For more information please contact the Athena SWAN team at