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Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN Bronze award

NTU is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Athena SWAN is a charter managed by AdvanceHE which recognises and celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

The Athena SWAN Charter is based on ten key principles. By being part of Athena SWAN, NTU is committing to a progressive charter by adopting these principles within our policies, practices, action plans and culture.

Our action plans

Download the University's Bronze Award submission and action plan, and the Department of Psychology and Sports Science Bronze award submissions and action plans.

Advance HE’s 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.

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in:

  • academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL
  • professional and support staff
  • trans staff and students.

This is all in relation to their:

  • representation
  • progression of students into academia
  • journey through career milestones
  • working environment for all staff.

To find out more about Athena SWAN at NTU please contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.

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