Swansea University’s School of Law has been awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter Award to celebrate its commitment to gender equality, in the most recent round of awards conferred by Advance HE.
The Award recognises the School’s commitment to advancing gender equality and promoting representation, progression and success for all.
The Athena SWAN Charter is a framework used globally to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise a commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used to address gender equality more broadly.
In 2017, Swansea University received a Silver Institutional Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its record of achievement, activity and impact to promote gender equality, with all Schools and Colleges committed to working towards application for an award at Bronze or Silver level.
Speaking about the award, Professor Simon Hoffman, Equality and Diversity Lead for the School of Law, said:
“We are pleased and proud to receive this award which confirms the School’s commitment to gender equality and promoting career advancement for all staff.”
Speaking on the achievement, Professor Elwen Evans QC, Executive Dean PVC for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences said:
“It is very rewarding to see the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University recognised for its commitment to diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunities for all.
“Receiving this award demonstrates the School’s continued commitment to being an inclusive environment that offers the best support and opportunities to both its staff and students.”