Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter is a framework used to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Our Athena SWAN work supports the department’s overarching aim of creating an outstanding working environment in which students and staff alike can achieve their full potential.  

If you would like to contribute to future work in this area please contact the Head of Department, members of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, or the Head of Faculty Services & HR.


Silver Athena SWAN Award renewal  

On 10 May 2021 the Mathematical Institute herd that our Athena SWAN Silver Award renewal had been successful!  To view the application and 5-year action plan, please click on the links below. The award was based on progress and learning from the 2016 Athena SWAN application and action plan. 

The renewal application and action plan can be viewed here:  

University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, Athena SWAN Silver renewal.pdf

Athena SWAN action plan 2020-25.pdf 

Previous Awards

Our successful 2016 Silver application can be viewed here:
Athena SWAN Silver Award Application - November 2016

Our successful 2013 Bronze application can be viewed here:
2013 Athena SWAN Application

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