Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN Awards

Athena SWAN Awards

Newcastle holds a Silver Athena SWAN award at University level and 13 departmental awards.

University award

The University has been successful in its application for an Athena SWAN Institutional Silver award. This extends our Silver accreditation to Nov 2023.

Our Silver Application and Action Plan (PDF: 4.07MB) 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 achieved 12 departmental awards across the three Faculties, and is working with other academic units to achieve Athena SWAN accreditation.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences (PDF: 7.79 MB) holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, which covers the following academic units:

  • Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences
  • Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Institute of Genetic Medicine
  • Institute of Health and Society
  • Institute of Neuroscience‌ 
  • Northern Institute for Cancer Research‌
  • NUMed (Malaysia)
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Dental Sciences
  • School of Medical Education
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Psychology

12 academic units have also received a Bronze Athena SWAN award:‌