Athena Swan Charter

University of Greenwich is one of more than one hundred universities and research Institutions to have signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter. The charter encourages and recognises good practice in the employment of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) subjects in higher education.

The Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The university has been successful in obtaining an Institutional Bronze Award – the first of the three levels in demonstrating a commitment to advancing women in STEMM. This award was presented to the University of Greenwich based on its submission and action plan.

Award status is seen as an indication that an organisation is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive environment for the benefit of all staff. Furthermore, the award can support fund applications, which may in the future require the Athena SWAN endorsement.

Athena Swan Awards Ceremony

The University of Greenwich was proud to host the Athena Swan awards ceremony, which were held in The Painted Hall, on June 15 2015. The University of Greenwich collected its award from the Athena SWAN Patron, Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS FREng. Read more about the Awards Ceremony here.

Athena Swan Working Group

The university has an Athena SWAN Working Group, chaired by Judith Burnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities.

The group is responsible for preparing the university's submission for the Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and making recommendations to the university's Executive Committee on improving the representation, retention and progression of women in STEMM. They will also support and encourage STEMM departments within the university to apply for Athena SWAN Awards.