Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

The Equality Challenge Unit’s 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) employment in higher education and research.

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, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

The Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in:

  • academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL
  • professional and support staff
  • trans staff and students

In relation to their:

  • representation
  • progression of students into academia
  • journey through career milestones
  • working environment for all staff

SENRGy was awarded the Bronze Award in December 2016

Mrs Carol Scott receiving the Athena SWAN award on behalf of SENRGy, from Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Director of the Francis Crick Institute

 

The SENRGy Self-Assessment Team (SAT) members