The Athena SWAN Awards recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) departments in academia.
Independent evaluations have shown that membership of the charter helps to advance women's careers and has had a positive impact on changing the culture and attitudes within member institutions.
Simply put, universities and departments that hold Athena SWAN awards are more advanced in addressing unequal representation than those that don't.
Our School values align closely to the Athena Swan principles. The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences won the Bronze Athena Swan award in 2013 and were delighted with a successful renewal of the award in April 2017.