The Equality Challenge Unit's Athena SWAN 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.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in non-STEMM disciplines i.e. 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.
The University of Huddersfield committed to the expanded version of the charter in October 2015.
The Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL, professional and support staff trans staff and students in relation to their representation, progression of students into academia, journey through career milestones and working environment for all staff.
The Athena SWAN Charter is based on ten key principles. By being part of Athena SWAN, the University of Huddersfield is committing to a progressive charter; adopting these principles within our policies, practices, action plans and culture.
For general enquiries on the Athena SWAN charter at the University of Huddersfield contact: