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Advance HE's equality charters

Advance HE's equality charters enable organisations to apply for an award recognising their commitment to, and progress on, equality and diversity, particularly in race and gender.

Equality charters explained

Find out more about our equality charters aimed at recognising, progressing and committing to equality and diversity in higher education.

Athena SWAN Charter

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.

Race Equality Charter

Improving the representation, progression and success of black and minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.


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Research Insight – Evaluating the ‘Achieving Race Equality in Higher Education’ programme

This sixth Research Insight provides equality and diversity practitioners with a useful example of how to evaluate the impact of a programme or intervention using a repeated-measures design. Specifically, this Research Insight identifies whether Advance HE’s ‘Achieving Race Equality in Higher Education’ programme is effective in improving participants’ familiarity with terms related to race equality and their confidence in engaging with race equality.


The Athena SWAN Ireland National Committee responds to the Action Plan of the Gender Equality Task Force

The National Athena SWAN Committee is delighted that the Gender Equality Taskforce, set up by Minister of State for Higher Education, has acknowledged the transformative impact of Athena SWAN on higher education institutions (HEIs) in Ireland.

Athena SWAN

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