"Gender equity and the underrepresentation of women and men in different disciplines is an ongoing challenge in higher education. Tackling this inequality, wherever it occurs, is a core theme in our University Equality Scheme. Research and data show us that women remain underrepresented at senior levels in higher education generally, and there is a notably lower female presence in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects in particular. High numbers nationally tend to leave academic and research roles in arts, humanities, social science, business, law (AHSSBL) as well as more general professional and support roles at universities. We want to change that, and that is why we are long- standing members of the Athena SWAN charter mark."