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Athena SWAN

The Elizabeth Garrett Andersen Institute for Women’s Health (IfWH) is committed to the principles and beliefs of the Athena SWAN Charter.

Athena SWAN at UCL
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The Institute was awarded a Athena SWAN Gold award in May 2017 after receiving Silver award in 2013. Read the news article.

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)’s Athena SWAN is a national charter mark that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education: representation, progression and success for all. It was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employed in higher education and research.

The Athena SWAN awards process enables departments and universities to develop an action plan aimed at improving recruitment, retention and promotion of female academic and research staff, as well improving work to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

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