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Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a gender equality charter mark created by the national higher education charity, the Equality Challenge Unit.  The charter recognises the commitment of higher education institutions (and research institutes) to gender equality, and the actions put in place to redress any imbalance.

This national scheme grants Bronze, Silver and Gold awards to organisations and departments that can demonstrate increasing levels of good practice in promoting gender equality in higher education.

There are 10 key principles which underpin the Charter.  For further information on these, please visit the national Athena SWAN website.

In 2013, DMU’s work in support of gender equality was recognised, with a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising the university’s commitment to promote and advance gender equality. View the application form and action plan.

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DMU Vice-Chancellor Dominic Shellard said: “For DMU, this is a great step forward on our equality journey, as we work to ensure that our commitment to fairness, equality and inclusion benefits all of our staff and students. I am very grateful to all colleagues who have contributed, in many different ways, to the preparation of our action plan and final submission.”

We are now looking forward to working with faculties, schools and departments across the university to ensure that we are making progress towards our Athena SWAN aims and objectives.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Athena Swan Charter Mark, please visit the national website.

To find out more about Athena SWAN at DMU, please contact us equality@dmu.ac.uk

 
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