• 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.

Athena SWAN

Latest News

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...

New Athena SWAN Handbook Published

Thu, 03/04/2014

Athena SWAN Handbook 2014 We have just published our latest Athena SWAN handbook, which has been updated to include guidance for research institutes, who are able to join the charter from April 1st...

Research institutes to join Athena SWAN Charter

Tue, 01/04/2014

From today (Tuesday 1 April 2014), research institutes in the UK will be eligible to join the Athena SWAN Charter.