Athena SWAN

The University is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter which 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.

The University is proud to have held a Bronze institutional award since 2011 and all STEMM Departments at Exeter have achieved individual Athena SWAN Award status - Silver; University of Exeter Medical School, Sport and Health Sciences and the combined disciplines of Biology and Geography at the Penryn Campus – Bronze; Mathematics and Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Geography (Exeter) and Biology (Exeter).

Further information on the University’s commitment to gender equality can be found at:

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