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Athena SWAN resources

Guidance, templates and good practice examples to support your Athena SWAN charter award submission.

Pre- May 2015 resources


Action plan template

An action plan template can be found in the May 2015 Athena SWAN Charter awards handbook

Post-May 2015 resources


Research institutes:

Guide to processes

Membership letter templates

Action plan template

You will find a template for an action plan in the Athena SWAN Charter awards handbook, May 2015.

Data and Statistics

Please refer to our ‘Using Data and Evidence’ page for our annual statistics reports. This data can be used for bench marking in awards applications.

Logos reflecting the post-2015 Athena SWAN Charter

When you are successful in achieving an award using the May 2015 processes, we will send you an updated Athena SWAN Charter award logo to use.

The Athena SWAN Charter has been built upon activity that concentrated on academic women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). The revised logos retain a clear link to the charter’s history.

They will help you to demonstrate that you have been successful in achieving an award that demonstrates your commitment and work in advancing gender equality across all academic disciplines, for your professional and support staff and your trans staff and students.

For institutions or departments that do not wish to change their branding yet,  the pre-May 2015 Athena SWAN logo can be used until April 2020. Institutions or departments holding awards made using the May 2015 process will be sent both the revised, and the pre-May 2015 logos to use at their discretion.