Athena Swan

In the Department of Languages and Cultures we are all committed to work towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. We have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, committed to working towards equality in other aspects of life.

We are part of the University-wide effort to encourage and nurture gender equality and diversity in Higher Education. In 2019, we achieved the Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Athena Swan Bronze award

As part of the self-assessment process involved in the Bronze Award, we undertook a survey of all staff (academic, professional support, full-time, part-time, fixed-term etc.) in order to gain as much data and feedback as possible in preparation for the submission.

We consulted with students, who received a specialised survey of their own and took part in focus groups.

You can read more about our Athena Swan Action Plan and view our Languages and Cultures Bronze Award.

For more information about Languages and Cultures' Athena Swan work, please contact Emily Spiers or Colette Webb.

Learn more about Athena SWAN.

Athena swan bronze