The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise 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 recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law departments, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students.
The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. You can read more about the Athena SWAN Charter and the guiding principles by visiting the Athena SWAN website.
“Gender equality is an important aspect of our community’s commitment to challenging inequality, celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all staff and students."