Aligning Athena SWAN and the gender equality charter mark
ECU's Athena SWAN charter and gender equality charter mark will be brought together in April 2015.
ECU’s Athena SWAN charter will be expanding next year to include arts, humanities, social science, business and law departments alongside the current science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine disciplines.
We are currently developing and aligning processes to ensure the expansion is effective and meets the needs of current Athena SWAN members, the institutions that took part in the gender equality charter mark trial, and those of you considering joining either charter.
In November 2014, we launched a consultation to gather your opinions on a number of changes and outstanding points for consideration.
See the gender charter marks consultation response for an update on how we are developing Athena SWAN
We are also continuing to consult with a number of key stakeholders, including ECU funders, learned societies and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the future shape and direction of our charter marks.
We are currently running a trial of our race equality charter mark. We will be further reviewing Athena SWAN and gender equality charter mark materials and processes when the race trial concludes in July 2015.