UCL celebrates Institutional Silver Athena Swan Award success
7 September 2021
UCL has retained its Silver Athena Swan award status for the next five years, in the latest round of assessments run by Advance HE, a membership scheme promoting excellence in higher education.
Set up in 2005, Athena Swan is a framework used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research and uses a self-assessment criteria to help applicants identify areas for positive action as well as recognise and share good practice.
UCL President and Provost, Dr Michael Spence said: “Congratulations to all who were involved in making this successful submission that marks UCL’s continued progress towards gender equality. It would not have been possible without the commitment and hard work of colleagues across UCL.”
Pro-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), Professor Sasha Roseneil added: “This latest award is a further indication of UCL’s founding commitment to equity and inclusion and evidences how we are embedding best practice in all of our work at UCL.”