The University has been a member of Athena SWAN since 2011.

Athena SWAN

The Global Systems Institute supports and champions the work being carried out at the University in relation to the Athena SWAN Charter.

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. In May 2015 the Charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Our membership

The University of Exeter is a proud member of the Athena SWAN charter and we have held a Bronze institutional award since November 2011. All our Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines hold individual Athena SWAN awards at either Silver or Bronze level. 

We are dedicated to enhancing and promoting gender equality throughout the University; recognising the importance of ensuring our institution is an inclusive, diverse and supportive environment for both staff, students and the wider Community. We are actively committed to embedding the 10 Athena SWAN principles within our organisation through policy, practice and change.

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