Monday, 1 August 2016

Athena SWAN

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). In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women in higher education and research.

The Athena Swan Charter has a proven impact as a catalyst for change, leading to organisational and cultural transformation that makes a real difference for women and enables all staff to achieve their maximum potential. Being part of an internationally-recognised gender equality initiative can help our institution meet equality legislation requirements, as well as the requirements and expectations of some funders and research councils and align with policy priorities.

Did you know that the Faculty of Health and Social Care is submitting an application for a Bronze award in November 2016?  If you would like to know more about the work of Athena Swan, why don’t you join us for a bite to eat over the lunchtime period 12-2pm. You will have the opportunity to meet members of the Athena SWAN steering group who will be able to answer any questions you might have.

We are looking for new members who are motivated and interested in playing an important role as part of the Athena Swan steering group. If you would like to know more about becoming an Athena Swan Champion please contact Kirsty Fishburn on

Dates:  17th Aug, 7th & 14th Sept 2016 all Wednesdays Calder Helpdesk

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