How the University achieved its Bronze Award (November 2012)

To support the Bronze Award Application, the University set up an Athena Swan Self Assessment Team in January 2012. This group included representation from across the University.

The Self Assessment Team first met in January 2012.  Minutes of these meetings can be found on the Gender Equality Steering Group page. 

A draft application and action plan were produced with input from the Self Assessment Team.  

In October 2012, five open consultation meetings for staff were held.  Self Assessment Team members were in attendance at these meetings to explain and discuss the draft application and action plan and to hear views and comments direct from staff.  Staff who were unable to attend any of the scheduled meetings were able contribute to the consultation by emailing their comments directly to the Equality and Diversity Unit.

The finalised documents were approved by the Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee, HR Committee and the Senior Management Group before they were submitted for review by Athena SWAN.