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The School of Geography and the Environment and the Faculty of Law have both achieved Bronze Athena SWAN awards.

Athena swan award Athena SWAN logo

The awards, managed by the Equality Change Unit (ECU), provide recognition of a department’s commitment to addressing gender equality in academia. This is a fantastic achievement for the School and the Faculty, for whom work to implement the action plans agreed as part of their Athena SWAN applications is already underway, and is a clear indicator of the division’s commitment to enhancing diversity and promoting equality amongst our staff and students.

The ECU Athena SWAN Charter evolved from work between the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEMM), with the first awards conferred in 2006. In May 2015 the scope of ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter was expanded to cover gender equality in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law disciplines.

Further information is available on the Faculty of Law and the School of Geography and the Environment websites. You may also wish to see our Equality & Diversity pages.