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Athena SWAN

What are we doing?

We take gender equality and diversity issues seriously. Find out what actions we have taken so far on our journey to an Athena SWAN application.

Current Initiatives

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SAT group members

A key element of Athena SWAN is the establishment of a Self Assessment Team, to undertake a thorough assessment of the data. Our SAT has representation from all grades and groups of staff, as well as students.

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Articles on Gender

Our work in this area is informed by research already undertaken by others. We have collected together some useful articles and reports that can be used as a resource.

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Athena Charter

The Athena SWAN Charter was introduced in 2005 to encourage advancement of women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in HE. In 2015 it was expanded to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law.

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The University provides training and resources in relation to diversity and inclusion and unconscious bias.

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The Department's Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity, and Gender Group (WEDGG), which includes a balance of gender, a balance of role types, and representation of all grades in the Department.

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Want to know more

If you want to know more about Athena SWAN in the Economics Department or if you want to be involved in our initiatives, please contact Maryanne Heafey

Women Initiatives

If you want to know more about initiatives to tackle gender gap in economics you can look at....

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