Promoting Gender Equality - Athena Swan Award

Bangor University is committed to ensuring all genders are equally represented, and equal opportunities are given.

We are a member of the nationwide Athena SWAN Gender Equality Charter. The charter covers an extensive range of issues relating to gender (in)equality:

  • Addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines
  • The commitment to tackling the gender pay gap
  • Supporting trans staff and students

“We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Gender Equality Bronze award in recognition of our work towards achieving gender equality. As students here at Bangor you will find that equal opportunities and inclusivity are embedded  in our approach to the Bangor student experience. All of you also play an important part in working towards and ensuring gender equality in our University.”  Prof Carol Tully, Pro-vice Chancellor (Students)

Advance HE supports higher education institutions across the UK to advance equality and diversity for all staff through supporting strategic change and continuous improvement through the development of individuals and organisations of higher education. Their Athena SWAN charter specifically recognises commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education. The charter is based on ten key principles. Institutions committing to adopting these principles within their policies, practices, action plans and culture.

The University has achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Award which identifies our commitment to gender equality and diversity. This award recognises that the University has solid foundations for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all.

More information about Athena SWAN at Bangor University can be found here. If you have any question or would like more information please email