Nottingham Trent University achieves Athena SWAN bronze

Nottingham Trent University achieves Athena SWAN bronze

 May 30, 2019

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Nottingham Trent University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality by achieving the Bronze Award under the Athena SWAN Charter.

An action plan to improve gender balance 

Nottingham Trent University had to produce a four-year action plan to improve gender balance in order to achieve the award.

Much of the work towards these goals has already begun, including targets to increase female representation among Professoriate to 35% by 2022, a substantial level above the national average which is circa 25%, and increase paternity leave provision from two weeks to three.

Recognising commitment to the advancement of women's careers

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was set up to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

The charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that impact women.

Athena Swan Award Nottingham Trent University

“This result demonstrates the strong commitment that NTU has made to improve gender equality across the institution at all levels," says Mark Biggs, chair of Nottingham Trent University's Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team.

“The award is a significant achievement and comes on the back of the hard work and dedication of a dynamic and influential team comprised of colleagues from across NTU, with its membership reflecting the diversity of experiences and identities of our NTU community," he added.

“We want to thank the many colleagues from across the institution that took the opportunity to support the Athena SWAN journey by participating in the focus groups and workshops across the institution. Their engagement was critical to identifying many aspects of the action plan that underpinned the successful application for recognition under the Athena SWAN Charter.”

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With a committed team of staff working hard to ensure all students feel welcome and receive the best access to education, there is no better time than now to launch a career with award-winning Nottingham Trent University and be part of their journey.

Search and apply for vacancies with NTU today and join the many impressive women making a difference via their careers with this top university.


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