• Demonstrate particular challenges and plan activities for the future.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative assessment to identify challenges and opportunities.
  • Have a plan that builds on this assessment, and lessons from any activities already in place.


  • Demonstrate particular challenges and plan activities for the future.
  • Demonstrate that action has been taken in response to previously identified challenges.
  • Demonstrate the impact of the actions implemented.


  • Demonstrate a substantial and well-established activity and achievement record in working towards equality in career progression in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics).
  • Demonstrate beacon activities in gender equality to the wider community.

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Research Institutes pilot report published.

Wed, 23/04/2014

Pilot report A pilot project exploring the possibility of including research institutes in the Athena SWAN Charter was run between August 2012 and January 2014. The report on this pilot can be...

Update: Athena SWAN Awards November 2013 results

Tue, 22/04/2014

The results from the Athena SWAN November 2013 awards round will be announced in the week commencing 28th April. 

ECU extends Athena SWAN to Republic of Ireland

Tue, 08/04/2014

Charter to run outside of the UK for the first time ECU is to extend the Athena SWAN Charter to the higher education sector in Ireland, the first time the Charter will be run outside of the UK. A...

Submitting April 2014 applications and important information on word limits

Fri, 04/04/2014

How to submit your application – April 2014 round Please note that that the deadline for sending us the electronic version of any application for the April 2014 round is 5pm on Wednesday 30th...