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Athena SWAN Awards

Athena SWAN Awards

Newcastle holds a Silver Athena SWAN award at University level and 19 departmental awards.

University award

We are delighted to announce that the University was successful in achieving a Silver institutional award in April 2016.  

Our Silver Application and Action Plan (PDF: 3.06MB) demonstrates the impact of our activities and our commitment to developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.  

The Dean of Diversity, Professor Judith Rankin, gave a presentation on Newcastle University and Athena SWAN at the Awards Ceremony in June 2016 and is available to download.

Athena SWAN silver award logo

Departmental awards

The University is also proud to have acheived 19 departmental awards across the three Faculties, and is working with other academic units to achieve Athena SWAN accreditation.

6 of our academic units have received the Silver Athena SWAN award:

13 academic units have received the Bronze Athena SWAN award:

A major restructuring exercise was carried out in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering in August 2017, which has resulted in the creation of two larger Schools.  The newly formed School of Engineering and School of Natural and Environmental Sciences are actively working towards applying for a new Athena SWAN award in 2019.  We are currently in the process of applying for an Interim Award to ensure that Athena SWAN accreditation is still valid during the interim period.