The Athena SWAN Charter encourages and recognises commitment to combating under-representation and advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) roles within the higher education and research sectors.
Higher Education and Research institutions receive recognition for their achievements through the granting of Awards. Complete details of the Award structure and application process is available in the Athena SWAN Awards Handbook.
The Athena SWAN Charter is guided by the following Principles:
For more detail on the origins of the Athena SWAN Charter, member institutions and their successes to date please visit the Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN site.
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