Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognize 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 recognize 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 recognizes work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
In 2018 we were awarded the silver institutional Athena SWAN award in recognition of our work towards gender equality and diversity. Our Schools are active within the Athena SWAN charter.