Gender Equality: Athena SWAN

Recognising Advancement of Gender Equality: Representation, Progression and Success for all

Athena SWAN Bronze logoThe Athena SWAN Charter was initially established in 2005 to recognise commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. In 2015 the Charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Edge Hill University is a member of the Athena Swan Charter and currently holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN Award.


Useful links

The University’s policies and procedures, can be found here on the HR website, including information on family friendly policies, induction and probation, and promotion.

Edge Hill University is forthcoming in supporting female academics in leadership through offering fully-funded places on the Aurora Leadership Scheme . The Department of Sport & Physical Activity has capitalised on this as one of our senior female staff members has attended this programme.

Science Grrl is a national group that celebrates women in science. Read their recent report on female representation in STEM careers. Follow them on twitter: @science_grrl or get involved. There is Liverpool chapter of the Science Grrl group you can find out more here or see their Facebook page for more information.


Get in touch

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to Athena SWAN activities within the Department of Psychology, please contact Professor Lars McNaughton.