Athena Swan Award

Athena Swan Bronze Award

The University of York Management School is delighted to hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award received in April 2021 in recognition of our work and commitment to promote gender equality.

The Athena Swan Charter is an initiative to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. The Athena SWAN Charter was originally established in 2005 to promote and recognise work supporting the advancement of women’s careers in the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics) disciplines. Since May 2015 Athena SWAN Charter has expanded to include disciplines such as arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The Charter now promotes a more inclusive understanding of gender equality, which is not limited to barriers affecting women.

Read the Athena SWAN charter

The implementation of our Athena Swan action plan considers an intersectional approach to equality and diversity issues to provide an inclusive and positive workplace culture for all staff and students.  Our Action plan focuses in particular on:

  • Culture, by embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into departmental norms, processes and practices.
  • Equality in career progression to the higher grades and career development support.
  • Improved gender balance and wider representation of staff and students in the Department 

The University of York now holds 23 Athena Swan departmental awards, including three gold and three silver awards and an institutional bronze award. The latest bronze awards are valid for five years.

Read about the University of York Athena Swan awards

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