The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken to address gender equality in relation to academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL, professional and support staff, and trans staff and students. Athena SWAN initiatives include representation, progression of students into academia, journey through career milestones, and working environment for all staff. In 2014, the School of Psychology was awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are working towards our Silver Award submission during 2018. This is being led by Professor Anna Madill who is the Athena SWAN Champion in the School of Psychology.
The University of Leeds was recognised for its commitment in this area in the form of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2009; the award was renewed in 2012. Holding an award at university level allows individual schools or faculties to apply for their own awards.