Swansea University - A Silver Award Winning Institution

Committed to Gender Equality

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Swansea University is committed to addressing and promoting gender equality, at all levels, across our organisation. We currently hold a Silver Athena Swan Institutional Award, and we are the only Welsh non-Russell Group University to achieve this.

Athena Swan Charter - Gender Equality at Swansea University

We have been proud members of the Athena Swan Charter since 2008. This has helped us identify areas for positive action, as well as recognise and share good practices across the University.

We were first awarded Bronze status in 2009, which was renewed in 2013. In 2017 we were successful with our Swansea University Athena SWAN Silver Application resulting in our Silver institutional award, which we still hold.

We are fully committed to gender equality and we continue to encourage and support departments to apply for individual awards, of which we currently have three Silver and five Bronze, in addition to maintaining focus on our institutional award principles.

What is Athena Swan?

The Athena SWAN Charter is run by Advance HE. It recognises the advancement of gender equality through representation, progression and success for all. The Charter is based on ten key principles, and through our commitment to it, we embed these principles within our policies, practices, action plans and culture.

Our departmental Athena Swan Silver Awards

College of Engineering

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Our Departmental Athena Swan Bronze Awards

College of Arts and Humanities

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Get involved!

We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic staff and students to participate in our Athena SWAN activities.

If you'd like to get involved, please contact our Equal Opportunities team.

The University also holds a range of Athena SWAN related events throughout the year. Visit our College's pages or search the events calendar to find out more.

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