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30 May 2018

Loughborough awarded bronze in Athena SWAN scheme

Loughborough University’s commitment to addressing gender equality has been recognised with a bronze award under the prestigious Athena SWAN scheme.

Athena Swan, which is run by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), was launched in 2005, initially to help universities and research institutions create more equitable working environments for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Loughborough was one of the founding members of the Athena SWAN Charter.

In May 2015 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.

Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, said of Loughborough’s latest achievement: “This is really good news for Loughborough and, following the recent expansion of the Athena SWAN charter, now demonstrates our commitment to gender equality across all our academic disciplines.”