The Equality Challenge Unit launched the Athena SWAN Charter in 2005. It encourages commitment to the careers of women in STEMM subjects in higher education and research.
In 2015 it was expanded expanded to cover arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, professional and support roles, and trans staff and students.
UWS is proud to hold the Athena SWAN bronze accreditation.
This recognises our efforts to pursue gender equality and to advance women’s careers – especially in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) subjects.
Females make up…
Analysis shows females had a higher success rate in applications for UWS vacancies in 2016.
We’re making progress in attracting female students. But there’s much more to be done to achieve a better balance across all STEMM subjects.
Artists, sportswomen, entrepreneurs… Inspiring Women sees guest speakers from all walks of life visit campus to inspire, motivate and challenge us. We encourage local communities, and particularly schools, to join us at these events.
‘I felt like an outsider for a long time’
Software entrepreneur Baroness Noshina Mobarik is among our recent Inspiring Women at UWS. She shared her journey – from arriving in Scotland as a five-year-old immigrant to taking up her seat in the House of Lords.
‘I want to make a meaningful impact’
Students and staff in the School of Science and Sport talk about their career goals.
We’ve introduced a range of ways to help ensure equal opportunities in learning and academic careers.