The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity

We aim to provide a fair and supportive working environment for all staff and students. We are committed to the guidelines set out in the Athena SWAN Charter.

Our commitments are to:
  • address gender equalities
  • tackle the unequal representation of women in leadership and strategic roles in higher education
  • improve career progression for female academics
  • ensure the School provides an inclusive environment for all staff and students
  • address equality and diversity issues more broadly within the School

Through the work of our Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team and our pending submission for Athena SWAN Bronze, we are embedding equality and diversity goals and action in the management and governance of the School and in the culture and practices of our working and studying environment. 

Read the Terms of Reference: Athena SWAN

Find out more about the University's commitment to Athena SWAN

University policies

The University has a number of policies to support staff that include:

  • flexible working
  • special leave
  • support and wellbeing
  • equality and diversity
  • recruitment and promotion

These policies can all be found on the HR website

Newcastle University is one of only 9 Institutions in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN Silver award demonstrating the impact of our activities