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Athena SWAN

What is Athena SWAN?

ECU’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.

What is WMG Doing?

Working with the Charter is helping the University to identify and follow best practice. The main areas in which good practice can make a difference are:

WMG currently holds a department Bronze Award from Athena Swan.

Details about the Charter are described on the University’s Athena SWAN page.

The University holds a Silver Award and is actively encouraging all Schools and Departments to apply for departmental awards.

WMG submitted its application for a Bronze Award (PDF Document) in October 2013.

For further information about WMG’s Athena SWAN activities, please contact J dot Shepherd at warwick dot ac dot uk or sue dot horner at Warwick dot ac dot uk.