Athena Swan impact

Since the introduction of Athena Swan and GEM, there have been many benefits to staff and students. 

These have included:

  • Closing the gender pay gap
  • Essex Women’s Network
  • Family friendly working: Parent Support Network, Parent Mentoring Scheme, Career Development Fund for Carers and revised work-life balance policy (.pdf) and care leave policy (.pdf)
  • Unconscious bias training
  • Trans policy and guidance
  • Shared parental leave and pay
  • Support for managers and staff on pregnancy and maternity leave
  • Dedicated recruitment advertising to attract women into STEM
  • Regular Academic/Professional Services promotion session
  • Leadership training
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Organisational Development For all enquiries about Athena Swan applications.
Telephone: 01206 874402