Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN Gold Award

In May 2014, the School of Psychology was awarded a Gold Award by Athena SWAN in recognition of good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) in higher education. We were the only psychology Department in the UK to achieve this award.  In 2017, our Gold Award was renewed. We remain the only Psychology Department in the UK, and one of very few Departments of any discipline to be awarded Gold.

We work hard to ensure that our School provides an inclusive and supportive environment for all our staff and students. Many of our staff have family or caring responsibilities and we have policies in place which supports their flexible needs.  We recognise and respect the diversity of our staff and students whether in relation to their ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

Further information on the SWAN initiative can be found at