Athena SWAN and WiSET

Professor Stephen Scott, the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is the institutional and academic lead for Athena SWAN at the University of Leeds.  Steve is joined by Maria Pervaiz, Equality and Inclusion Manager and Zarina Sutton, Athena SWAN Support Officer from the Equality Policy Unit, who work with faculties and human resources, advising them about Athena SWAN submission requirements and helping them to further embed its principles across the University.

The University of Leeds has been commended for its work to support the career development of talented women working in the traditionally male dominated fields of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in the form of a prestigious bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

Information on the national Athena SWAN Charter can be found at:

Details of the University’s award submission, which includes our action plan for making further improvements, can be found at:

In addition to the University’s Bronze Award the faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences has achieved a Silver Award and the School of Healthcare, the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Medicine a Bronze Award in their own right. Details of their submissions can be found at:

Faculty of Biological Sciences – you can download the Faculty of Biological Sciences submission here

Mathematics & Physical Sciences

School of Healthcare

School of Medicine – you can download the School of Medicine submission here

Faculty of Engineering – you can download the Faculty of Engineering submission here

These web pages aim to pull together information on the range of support available to women in SET, both within the University and externally.  If you have any ideas for items that could usefully be included, or any other comments on the site, please let us know by e-mailing

Further information about the University’s work on Athena SWAN is available here

For more information please contact Maria Pervaiz, Equality and Inclusion Manager or Athena SWAN support officer Zarina Sutton at or phone 0113 343 3779