Athena Swan Charter
Members of the Gender Inclusion Group and Swan writing team with DVC and Provost, Professor Judith Squires. The University of Bristol is a founder member of the Advance HE Athena Swan Charter and is proud to hold an Athena Swan Silver Award.
What is the Athena Swan Charter?
The Athena Swan Charter is a framework used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. It was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). In 2015, the Charter expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students to address gender equality more broadly.
The University of Bristol is a founder member of the Advance HE Athena Swan Charter and is proud to hold an institutional Athena Swan Silver Award, alongside increasing the proportion of Faculties and Schools achieving the Athena Swan Awards for their various achievements, initiatives and actions.
We currently hold a Silver Institutional Award, and our Swan Implementation Group takes responsibility for its implementation and monitoring the progress of actions.
For questions related to the Athena Swan Charter at the University of Bristol please contact the EDI Team.
- Bristol Dental School
- Bristol Medical School
- School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
- School of Earth Sciences
- School of Mathematics
- Bristol Veterinary School
- School for Policy Studies
- School of Chemistry
- School of Economics
- School of Education
- School of Geographical Sciences
- School of Law
- School of Physics
- School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience
- School of Sociology, Politics and International Relations
- School of Psychological Science
- School of Humanities
Athena Swan resources
We have a Microsoft Teams group for Athena Swan resources for University staff. Contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team for access.