Athena SWAN at the University of Liverpool

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. The University joined the Athena SWAN charter in 2009 and was recognised with an Institutional Silver award in 2016. 


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Athena SWAN Awards

  Award Date Website
University Silver (PDF) 2016  
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences:      
Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences Silver 2020  
Institute of Life Course and Medical Science Silver 2020  
Institute of Population Health Silver 2020  
Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology Silver 2020  
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences:      
School of the Arts Bronze  2021  Staff Intranet 
School of Histories, Languages & Cultures Bronze 2018  
School of Law & Social Justice Bronze 2018  Staff Intranet 
Management School  (PDF) 2020  Staff Intranet 
Faculty of Science & Engineering:      
School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science Bronze (PDF) 2019 Webpage
School of Engineering Silver 2021 Webpage
School of Environmental Sciences Silver  2018 Webpage
School of Physical Sciences Silver (PDF) 2016 Webpage

** Joint award.

Networks and Groups

There are a number of networks and groups at the University which promote and celebrate women in STEM subjects. These include:

  1. Female Early Career Researcher Network
  2. Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering Society
  3. Women in Mathematical Sciences group
  4. Women in Physics group
  5. Trans and non-binary peer support network