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Recognising commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia, addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines, professional and support functions and removing the obstacles faced by women


Gender equality sits at the core of the University of Aberdeen community. We are committed to ensuring there is a diverse, inclusive and empowering work and study atmosphere for all staff and students. We are proud to have our ongoing commitment to gender equality demonstrated by being one of the few University's to hold an Athena SWAN award in all departments. We have ambitious yet achievable plans in all areas of the University, to ensure we continue to advance gender equality and tackle barriers to women's careers. 

The Athena SWAN Charter was developed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to combating the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), and advancing the careers of women in STEMM research and academia. In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. The Charter now recognises work supporting and embedding equality in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. 

Athena SWAN Awards
To comply with GDPR, we have published Athena SWAN action plans only. Please contact Athena SWAN coordinator, Dr Maria Grazia Cascio (m.cascio@abdn.ac.uk) if you require more information.
 

Institution 
University of Aberdeen institution action plan

Schools and Departments 
The Business School - Bronze Action Plan

The School of Biological Sciences - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Divinity History and Philosophy - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Education - Bronze Action Plan

The School of Engineering - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Geosciences - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Law - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Natural and Computing Sciences - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Psychology - Bronze Action Plan
The School of Social Science - Bronze Action Plan

The Institute of Applied Health Sciences - Bronze Action Plan
The Institute of DentistryBronze Action Plan

The Rowett Institute - Bronze Action Plan