UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Athena SWAN

UCL Chemical Engineering proudly endorses the Athena SWAN Charter for women, which recognises the commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.  


What is Athena SWAN?

Established in July 2005, Athena SWAN recognises and celebrates good practice on recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) in higher education.
UCL has been awarded the Bronze Award; the award recognises that UCL possesses a solid foundation (the policies, practices, systems and arrangements) for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all of its staff.  At Bronze University level, the focus is on:

  1. The action already taken and planned which demonstrated the University's commitment at a senior level of the10 Athena SWAN Principles; and
  2. The journey to which the University has committed itself in order to significantly improve the representation of women and their career progression in SET, with:  
  • an identified starting point
  • the resources required
  • people to lead and support
  • the means to lead and support
  • the means to monitor progress (e.g. the action plan)