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New ECU research shows women in STEMM academia are underrepresented in senior posts

Today Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) publishes research on experiences of gender equality focused specifically on biosciences and medicine, engineering, and physical sciences. In all three disciplines, women experience consistent disadvantages across multiple aspects of their working lives, while black and minority ethnic (BME) men in physical sciences had less leadership and management training. Key findings…

First research institute gold award for gender equality

New Athena SWAN Charter results out today.

Diversifying Leadership programme launches Sponsor Toolkit

ECU has co-authored a toolkit launched today by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Equality Challenge Unit welcomes UK government’s new action to promote LGBT equality

ECU welcomes UK government’s new action to promote LGBT equality, including the aim of streamlining and de-medicalising the process for changing gender.

ECU’s Athena SWAN looks to India

Athena SWAN framework proposed for India

Athena SWAN Charter