Athena Swan

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. 

You can contact us at equality@liv.ac.uk.


Athena SWAN Awards

  Award Date Website
University Silver (PDF) 2016  
Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease Silver (R) (PDF) 2017 Link
Institute of Clinical Sciences** Bronze (R) (PDF) 2017 Link
Institute of Infection & Global Health Silver (PDF) 2016 Link
Institute of Integrative Biology Gold (PDF) 2017 Link
Institute of Life & Human Sciences** Bronze (R) (PDF) 2017 Link
Institute of Psychology, Health & Society Silver(PDF) 2015 Link
Institute of Translational Medicine Silver (R) (PDF) 2016 Link
Institute of Veterinary Sciences** Bronze (R) (PDF) 2017 Link
School of the Arts -    
School of Histories, Languages & Cultures -    
School of Law & Social Justice -    
Management School -    
School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science Bronze (PDF) 2014 Link
School of Engineering Bronze (R) (PDF) 2017 Link
School of Environmental Sciences Silver  2019 Link
School of Physical Sciences Silver (PDF) 2016 Link


** 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