The Athena Swan Charter is based on ten key principles. By being part of Athena Swan, institutions are committing to a progressive charter; adopting these principles within their policies, practices, action plans and culture.
The University of Nottingham was one of the first institutions to join the Charter and was awarded an Athena Swan Institutional Bronze Award in 2006. The university later achieved an Institutional Silver award in 2012 and the Institutional Silver Renewal in 2017/2018.
Most recently, the university has become the first university to have achieved the Institutional Gold Award in November 2023 - the first time that an institutional Gold has been achieved by a university since the Athena Swan programme was launched in 2005.
The Athena Swan Institutional Self-Assessment Team, co-chaired by Professor Robert Mokaya and Dr Tamsin Majerus, provides leadership and support to the university's gender equality agenda.
The university also holds a number of departmental Athena Swan awards which recognise the commitment of our Faculties and Schools to progressing gender equality through the development of local action plans.
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