Athena SWAN Charter for Women in STEMM

Athena Swan

The Athena SWAN Charter aims to advance representation of women in science, engineering and technology. It  promotes and rewards good employment practice in the recruitment, retention and progression of female academics. 

To find more about the principles of the Charter:

To find more about the University Bronze Award,

Recent Athena Swan Events

  • Athena Swan Information Event in Chemistry, 
    September 13th, 2012 1 pm, Reading Room, Chemistry 
  • Women in Science Network Evening, RSC Birmingham and West Midlands 
    13th September, 6-9.30pm, Winterbourne Gardens, UoB
  • Presentation Professor Robin Perutz, FRS,  Activities at York Chemistry
    November 2nd, 2012, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Staff house
  • Athena Swan Information: Data and Activities in Chemistry,
    January 28th, 1 pm B4 MechEng

The Self Assessment Team

The group is set up to assess data involving gender information, policies and procedures in the School and work towards the recognition of the Athena Swan Bronze Award.

How to get involved

Please contact one of the members of the group.

Useful Links

Equality and diversity

Careers Network

Personal Skills Award


Guild of students

Volunteering activities that the students run include:

  • Selly Oak Play Scheme (SOPS)
    SOPS meet in The Underground in the Guild every Sunday morning, and offer activities to the children in the local community, promoting good relationships between the University and people from the local area. All the children are between 7 and 11 years old. Email:
  • Saturday Morning Play Scheme (SMPS)
    Double award winning SMPS caters for children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties. The group organises a whole host of trip and activities for the children, who are all between the ages of 9 and 12. 

For staff

Student parent/carer resources

Children’s holiday activities and sport

External links