Athena SWAN Resources

If you are involved in Athena SWAN at either a departmental or institutional level, you will want to familiarise yourself with the resources available.

This page contains a wealth of information, however please do not hesitate to contact the EDI Team if you have any queries.

Institutional Resources

Athena swan organogram

Athena SWAN action plan 2015-18

Athena SWAN calendar 2017-18

Local childcare providers

Holiday and short term childcare providers

Non-Sexist Language Reloaded - a guidance leaflet issued by Lancaster linguists


Departmental Resources

Introduction to Athena SWAN Forum Presentation (Aug 17)

Athena SWAN Getting Started Guide (August 2017)

AS Guide for Departments (Oct 2017)

AS Submission Process Outline 18-19

Athena SWAN Quick Actions Checklist (August 2017)

Jon Rowe (University of Birmingham) - Ten Reasons You Might Not Get a Bronze


Links to data

Data Presentation Guide (August 2017)

‘Athena SWAN: Student Data for Dept Submissions’ report (Data Analytics Unit)


Unconscious Bias Resources

Guide to Unconscious Bias (Chemistry Department)

Test Yourself! (Harvard University)


Courtesy of Advance HE, we have an 'Unconscious Bias Training Pack' available for departments to use. If you would like access to these or any other resources, please contact the EDI Team.


Useful Links

Equalitylink - the newsletter from AdvanceHE

European Union gender equality in research report (2012)

Nature women in science special edition (2013)

Paper: The Gendered Construction of Scientific Excellence (2011)

Unconscious bias: Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students (2012)

Science Europe: Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations (2017)


Key Contacts

All Faculties have an Athena SWAN Officer - please direct department-specific enquiries to your Faculty officer in the first instance.


EDI Team


Charlotte Delaney, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Email: Phone: 01524 (5)10624

Dr Emm Johnstone, Athena SWAN Project Manager

Email: Phone: 01524 (5)93054

Sophie Black, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

Email: Phone: 01524 (5)10634