Athena SWAN Support

  • University Athena Swan awards - 20
  • Athena Swan Bronze - 13 Schools, 1 Institutional
  • Athena Swan Silver - 5 Schools
  • Athena Swan Gold - 1 School
School/Unit Awarded
University Award Silver: March 2024
Art History Bronze: October 2019
Biology Gold: April 2021
Chemistry Bronze: November 2018
Classics Bronze: May 2019
Computer Science Silver: October 2023
Divinity Bronze: October 2020
Economics and Finance Bronze: October 2019
English Bronze: December 2019

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bronze: October 2019

Geography and Sustainable Development

Bronze: December 2019


Bronze: October 2018

International Relations

Bronze: May 2019


Bronze: September 2017
Mathematics and Statistics Silver: March 2024
Medicine Silver: March 2023
Modern Languages Bronze: April 2021

Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies

Bronze: April 2020
Physics and Astronomy

Silver: December 2022

Juno Champion: April 2022

Psychology and Neuroscience

Silver: May 2018


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 encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Note: Athena Swan is run by Advance HE.  The charter evolved from the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN).

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