UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Athena SWAN

UCL STEaPP was successfully awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in May 2021 in recognition of the department's ongoing commitment to gender equality among staff and students.

The Bronze Award is the first of three available awards within the Athena SWAN Charter and acknowledges that, in addition to university-wide policies, STEaPP is working to promote gender equality and identify and address the challenges specific to the department.

What is Athena SWAN

Launched in June 2005, the Athena SWAN charter recognises and celebrates good employment practices for women working in higher education and research. The Charter is now being used worldwide to address gender equality more broadly, not just barriers to progression that affect women.

By being part of Athena SWAN, UCL STEaPP commits itself to adopt the ten key principles of the Charter and to use these principles within its policies, practice, action plans and culture.