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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 – Actions to mitigate the gender pay gap in English higher education

This fifth Research Insight extends our previous research on the gender pay gap by using the public pay gap statements from 122 English higher education institutions (HEIs) to identify the most frequently mentioned gender equality initiatives currently operating in English HEIs and their association with institutional size, mission group and Athena SWAN participation.

Athena SWAN Gender


Equality in colleges in Scotland: statistical report 2018

Advance HE's report into the equality challenges facing colleges in Scotland

Scotland Statistical report


Equality in higher education: statistical report 2018

Our eleventh annual statistical report presents high-level equality data to highlight national issues and support institutional benchmarking.

Statistical report

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