Athena SWAN silver award graphic over an angled shot of the Sir Graeme Davies Building

ATHENA SWAN AT III

The Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to recognise and promote the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

After achieving Athena SWAN bronze award status in 2016, the Institute’s self-assessment team (SAT) focused on three main aims. Significant progress was made in each area, leading to the award of Silver Departmental status in May 2020.