Athena SWAN

Athena Swan

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM); and from arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students; in higher education and research. The University joined the Athena SWAN charter in 2009 and was recognised with an Institutional Silver award in 2016.



On this webpage you will find information about the Athena SWAN project across the University. Questions email

Athena SWAN Awards

  Award Date Website
University Silver 2016  
Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease Silver (R) 2017 Link
Institute of Clinical Sciences** Bronze (R) 2017 Link
Institute of Infection & Global Health Silver 2016 Link
Institute of Integrative Biology Gold 2017 Link
Institute of Life & Human Sciences** Bronze (R) 2017 Link
Institute of Psychology, Health & Society Silver 2015 Link
Institute of Translational Medicine Silver (R) 2016 Link
Institute of Veterinary Sciences** Bronze (R) 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 2014 Link
School of Engineering Bronze (R) 2017 Link
School of Environmental Sciences Bronze 2015 Link
School of Physical Sciences Silver 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: