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. The University joined the Athena Swan Charter in 2009 and was recognised with an Institutional Silver award in 2016. Find out more about the Athena Swan work that has been happening across the University.

Athena Swan Awards

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 and non-binary staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

See below the UoL schools and institutes that have Athena Swan awards:

  Award Date Website
University Silver (PDF) 2016  
Faculty of Health and 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 and Social Sciences:      
School of the Arts Bronze  2021  Staff Intranet 
School of Histories, Languages and Cultures Bronze 2018  
School of Law and Social Justice Bronze 2018  Staff Intranet 
Management School Silver 2020  Staff Intranet 
Faculty of Science and Engineering:      
School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and 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

Networks and groups

There are a number of networks and groups at the University which promote and celebrate gender equality. You can find out more on the Staff Networks website.

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