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The University and external organisations have a wealth of resources available to support equality and diversity.

Whether you're an existing member of staff, or someone interested in working with us, these resources provide information and support in the area of equality and diversity.

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The following internal and external networks may be of interest to staff and students:

Internal Networks

External Networks 

student group



The following external reports may be of interest to Self-Assessment Teams:


There are a number of funding opportunities aimed at supporting female researchers in STEMM subjects. 
Use the following links for more information:
Current funding opportunities and deadlines will be advertised in the newsletter and circulated to departments for information.


The following awards are aimed at promoting the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine:

Nomination deadlines will be advertised in the new Athena SWAN newsletter and circulated to departments for information.

HR Policies

Newcastle University has a number of policies and procedures which support the principles of the Athena SWAN charter.
The University's HR policies have recently been reviewed and updated to ensure that they are accessible, easy to read, and provide support to employees and their managers.  
Further information is available from the Human Resources website: 



A shared drive has been set up to enable Self-Assessment Teams (SATs) at Newcastle University access copies of:

  • data and graph templates
  • departmental applications
  • feedback from assessment panels
  • copies of external reports

Please contact either Nancy Rios (FMS) or Louise Jones (SAgE) to arrange access to the shared drive. 


The Staff Development Unit has developed a series of workshops and training materials to promote awareness of unconscious bias in decision making processes.  

Each workshop will cost £400 + VAT for a maximum of 20 participants.  An Introduction to Unconscious Bias Training provides a summary of how the workshops will be structured.

Faculty funding is available in SAgE to support the delivery of departmental Athena SWAN Action Plans.  Please contact Louise Jones prior to arranging training with the Staff Development Unit.

Royal Society animation - Understanding Unconscious Bias