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 and is due for renewal in 2020. 

Our 2020 application is being completed by the School’s Self Assessment Team:

  • ​​James Annesley - Head of School
  • Ruth Connolly -  Athena SWAN Lead/Chair of the EDI Committee
  • Karen Corrigan - Prof. of Linguistics & English Language​
  • Laura Elliott - ​School Research, Finance and HR Administrator
  • Tina Gharavi - Senior Lecturer in Digital Media/Film
  • Ros Haslett - Lecturer in Dramatic Literature
  • Lars Iyer - Reader in Creative Writing​
  • Lesley Lant - School Manager
  • Emily Murphy - Lecturer in Children's Literature
  • Chiara Pellegrini - PhD Student
  • Fionnghuala Sweeney - Senior Lecturer in American Literature​
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 People Services website.

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

Athena Swan Silver Award