School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

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.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the commitment of institutions and departments to:

  • address gender equalities
  • tackle the unequal representation of women in higher education
  • improve career progression for female academics

Bronze Award

The School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award in September 2016. We are the first school in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences to receive this award.

Our application was completed by the School’s Self Assessment Team:

  • Dr James Annesley, Head of School
  • Dr Tara Bergin, P/T Lecturer in Creative Writing (poetry)
  • Jake Campbell, Postgraduate Research student
  • Prof Karen Corrigan, Professor of Linguistics and Deputy Head of School
  • Dr Tina Gharavi, Senior Lecturer in English (Digital Film /Media)
  • Dr Ros Haslett, Lecturer in Dramatic Literature
  • Lesley Lant, School Manager
  • Connor McDonnell, Undergraduate student
  • Dr Geoff Poole, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
  • Holly Suttle, Undergraduate student
  • Dr Danielle Turton, Lecturer in Linguistics

Read the Self Assessment Team terms of reference (PDF: 195KB)

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Silver Award

Newcastle University was successful in achieving a Silver institutional award in April 2016.  

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.

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

Athena Swan Silver Award