Essex Business School is Athena SWAN Bronze award accredited and we are working towards the Athena SWAN Silver Departmental Award.
The application will drive structural and cultural progress towards ensuring that Essex Business School is a gender equal working and learning environment for all staff, students and visitors.
As part of the application process, we have drawn up an action plan to ensure that championing gender equality is at the heart of our research, teaching and professional practice.
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) champions equality in higher education. It operates the Athena SWAN Charter to recognise work that addresses gender equality in a range of subjects within higher education, including business and the social sciences. It enables universities and departments to apply for awards that recognise their work on championing equality.
Our Athena SWAN self-assessment team prepared our application for the Bronze award and is working on our Silver award application. The team is united by their expertise, interests and experience.