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Athena Swan

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The Athena Swan Charter is a framework, established in 2005 which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.

The Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in

  • Academic roles in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) and arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL).
  • Professional and support staff.
  • Trans staff and students.

In relation to their representation, the progression of students into academia, staff journeys through career milestones, and the working environment for all staff.

The University of Warwick currently holds an Institutional Silver Athena Swan Award.

On these pages you will find information on:

Athena Swan Principles

The Athena Swan Charter is based on eight key principles.

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Departmental Awards

Find information for departments and a list of departments holding awards.

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Athena Swan Network

Connect with others working towards Athena Swan awards.

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Self-Assessment Team

Information about our SAT, including membership.

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Annual Reports

Read about the Univeristy's progress on Athena Swan.

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Success Stories & Good Practice

See more on the work we're doing towards gender equality.

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If you'd like to learn more about the University's work on Athena Swan and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.

You may also be interested in:

Training and Learning

Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force

Policies

Gender Initiatives

Events

External links

You can find more information about gender equality in HE from the following sources:

Advance HE - Athena Swan Resources

Advance HE - Getting Started with Athena Swan webinar

Advance HE - REC and Athena Swan Good Practice Initiatives

UK Research Council (UKRC) - Encouraging Women into Science, Engineering and Construction

Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) - data site useful for benchmarking

PLOTINA - a platform of resources that can be used by research performing organisations across Europe to implement their gender equality plans

Athena Swan news

As part of the on-going Athena Swan transformation, Advance HE is consulting on the development of a culture survey to form part of submissions. Kate Seers (Athena Swan SAT Chair) and Matthew Nudds (Research Culture Committee) will be responding to the consultation on behalf of Warwick.

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The NIHR have announced they no longer require academic partners to have a silver Athena Swan award, but this change does not alter our commitment to continuing to work to promote gender equality (September 2020)

New Athena Swan Renewal Process Announcement (December 2019)

Silver Athena Swan awards for WMS and Engineering (October 2019)

Law and IER Athena Swan Announcement (June 2019)

Looking ahead to Gender Pay Gap Report (March 2019)

Athena Swan Silver Charter award to 2022 (November 2018)