The Athena Swan Charter is a national initiative that recognises commitment to advancing women's representation, and tackling gender inequality in higher education and research. Originally designed to target improvement for women within science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects and senior positions, it has now been extended to include arts, humanities, social science, business and law (AHSSBL), as well as professional and support staff roles, and for trans staff and students. As part of its commitment to Equality and Diversity, the University of Plymouth is a founder member of the charter.
The School of Health Professions aims to champion and support a culture of participation and inclusivity, and to communicate and raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion. Our Athena Swan Self Assessment team (SAT) discusses, implements, promotes and monitors school level actions aimed at improving the working and learning environment for academics, professional services staff and students.