Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a Charter that recognises the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). Within STEMM disciplines, women are typically under-represented at senior levels and this is ubiquitous across the Higher Education sector.

The University is a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a Bronze institutional award and two departmental Bronze awards: the University of Exeter Medical School and the combined disciplines of Biology and Geography at the Penryn Campus. 

All STEMM departments at Exeter are committed to the Athena SWAN Charter and seven departments made applications in April 2014: Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Geography, and Sport and Health Sciences, with the University of Exeter Medical School making an application for Silver building on their existing Bronze award.

Our Classics and Ancient History department has also recently been accepted on to the Gender Equality Charter Mark (GEM) trial, which is expected to roll out nationwide in October 2014.

Further information can be found on our Women in Higher Education website.

The University has been successful in achieving an Institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award.