Athena SWAN at UEL – What are we doing? How to get involved?

UEL recently signed up to the principles of the Athena SWAN extended charter – but what does this actually mean for staff and students at UEL?

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What are we currently working on?

While continuing work towards gender equality in the STEMM subjects, signing up to the extended Athena SWAN principles recognises work required to improve gender equality in all academics disciplines and professional services. You can view our current application and action plan.  In summary our action plan focuses on four main areas:

  • Preparation for making the extended (and discipline) Athena SWAN awards e.g. data analysis, identification of issues
  • Embedding gender equality across UEL e.g. unconscious bias training, recruitment processes
  • Widening participation and civic engagement e.g. outreach activities
  • Supporting and advancing STEMM women’s careers e.g. through mentoring and networking support


How to get involved?

We will soon be recruiting to the Athena SWAN mentoring programme for the second year. This is a mentoring scheme which aims to support the career development of female academics. To find out more attend our networking event or check out our intranet pages. To apply to become a mentor or mentee complete an application.

We also have a number of events coming up, as follows:

Month Event Date
June 2016 Athena SWAN Mentoring Networking Event 7th June – 12-2pm USS

Click here to RSVP

National Women’s Engineering Day 23rd June 2016 – Details to follow
May 2016 Hosted by the School of Psychology:
‘Psychology and social change: conceptualising the agency of women in extremely difficult settings’ Speaker: Professor Cathy Campbell, LSESession chair: Dr. Poul Rohleder
 11th May 17:00-18:00 AE 1.01

(Click here for further info)

April 2016 Athena SWAN & Women’s Network Event – Business & Law

Speakers to include Lisa Giovannetti, QC and Business Leader (TBC)

21st April 2016 – 12 – 2pm Stratford

Click here to RSVP


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