About the University

Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN

Advancing the careers of women in research and academia

Students in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Newcastle University is proud to be a member of the Athena SWAN Charter recognising employment practices which promote gender equality.  

The Charter was extablished by the Equality Challenge Unit in 2005 to combat the under representation of women working in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment.  However, in May 2015 the Charter expanded to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law.

We are one of only 9 Institutions in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN Silver award demonstrating the impact of our activties.  We are actively working with our Schools and Institutes to achieve Athena SWAN accreditation.  Seventeen academic units currently hold Athena SWAN departmental awards - including five Silver and twelve Bronze awards.