The University has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality since 2015. The Charter was developed to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM research and academia. It recognises the advancement of gender equality through representation, progression and success for all.

The University Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Enhancement Committee (UEDIEC) is the umbrella group which undertakes the responsibilities of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team (SAT). The UEDIEC supports Athena SWAN activity in the academic Schools. Each School has their own Athena SWAN SAT or an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee which undertakes the responsibilities of the SAT.

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