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Athena Swan Network

Staff from across all departments meet regularly to discuss progress towards meeting our University-wide Athena Swan action points and prepare individual departmental applications.

The departmental representatives act as a communication channel between academic departments and the Network; they also convene local departmental discussions.

The Network is an opportunity for departments to hear up-dates on current initiatives and progress on Athena Swan, as well as scrutinise other departments’ submissions and encourage and support them with their Athena Swan work.

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


Faculty of Arts has the highest proportion of female Professors (40.7% Faculty of Arts; 43.8% WMS; 23.9% Faculty of Social Science; 12.2% Faculty of Science))

The statistics in the infographic are from our Equality Monitoring Annual Report. If you'd like to know more about why we collect personal and protected characteristic information, have a look at the Equality Monitoring: Why Share Your Personal Information? webpage.

Photo by Stanley Morales from Pexels. Colour filter and text added to original.

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Gender Initiatives


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.

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)