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.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team‌ ‌support the School in its commitment to the guidelines set out in current and future School equality charter awards.  

Read the Terms of Reference: ED&I (including Athena SWAN)

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

Bronze Award

The School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award in September 2017.

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

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

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

Athena Swan Bronze Award