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Athena Swan

Athena Swan Charter

The Athena Swan Charter was introduced by Advance HE 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 Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity, and Gender Group is the departmental committee responsible for addressing wellbeing, equality, diversity, and gender issues. It also leads on the preparation and submission of the Athena Swan Award application.

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Athena Swan Award

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The Department was awarded a Bronze Athena Swan Award in December 2021 and is now engaged in implementing its five-year Athena Swan Action Plan.

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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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Our Initiatives

We take gender equality and diversity issues seriously, and take a proactive approach to addressing those issues. Find out what initiatives we currently have underway.

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External Initiatives

There are several external initiatives underway to tackle the gender gap in economics that the Department is actively engaged with.

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