Silver Charter Award - Athean SWAN Team on ILS2 Balcony

Representation, progression and success for all

We were the first department within the University to achieve the Equality Challenge UNIt (ECU) Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award. 

The Athena SWAN Charter is a scheme run by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), which recognises advancement of gender equality in terms of representation, profession and success for all. 

The Charter covers men and women in academic, professional, support and student roles in relation to their: 

  • Representation
  • Progression into Academia
  • Journey through career milestones
  • Working Environment

We are actively implementing our Silver Award action plan to ensure that all members of staff and student are equally represented through working groups in: 

  • Data
  • Career Progression
  • Communication and Culture
  • Clinical Academics

We also run a Seminar Series to address issues related to the charter. 

Our Self Assessment Team

Athena SWAN Silver Award Logo