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.
The University is also proud to have achieved 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:
- Institute of Cellular Medicine (PDF: 2.99 MB)
- Institute of Genetic Medicine - Silver (PDF: 2.99 MB)
- Institute of Health and Society (PDF: 0.88 MB)
- Institute of Neuroscience (PDF: 7.02 MB)
- Northern Institute for Cancer Research (PDF: 2.27 MB)
- School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Silver award (PDF: 4.23 MB)
13 academic units have also received a Bronze Athena SWAN award:
- Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (PDF: 3.37 MB)
- School of Biology (PDF: 1.98 MB)
- School of Biomedical Sciences (PDF: 1.18 MB)
- School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (PDF: 2.01 MB)
- School of Chemistry (PDF: 1.33 MB)
- School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (PDF: 1.64 MB)
- School of Computing Science (PDF: 0.47 PDF)
- School of Dental Sciences (PDF: 0.67 MB)
- School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PDF: 2.87 MB)
- School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (PDF: 1.17 MB)
- School of Geography, Politics and Sociology (PDF: 2.14 MB)
- School of Marine Science and Technology (PDF: 1.51 MB)
- School of Medical Education (PDF: 2.26 MB)
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.