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The Athena SWAN Charter found here, launched in 2005, is a national scheme, which promotes the advancement of women in science, engineering, and technology. The Charter is founded on six principles, including the requirement to change cultures and attitudes within organisations that have resulted in the under-representation of women in science, and to tackle gender inequalities.  In Cambridge, expertise and resources that help to promote the University's commitment to Athena SWAN Charter are provided by the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI found here). WiSETI was established in 1999 and aims to redress an under-representation of women in employment and career progression in science, engineering and technology at the University.

The Department of Psychology actively contributed to the Bronze Athena SWAN Award received by the wider School of Biological Sciences. You can read more about the application on the School’s website.

The Department's Athena SWAN Team

Support for Career Development

Work-Life Balance

(Links, and Department Mentors)

Celebrating Women in the Department



Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN award application
Athena SWAN case studies