Athena SWAN and WaLN

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 and is supported by 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:

In addition to the University’s Athena SWAN Silver Submission and Athena SWAN Silver Action Plan  the faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences has achieved a Silver Award and the School of Dentistry, the School of Healthcare, the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the Faculty of Environment, the School of Medicine, and the School of Psychology 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 you can download the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences submission here

Faculty of Environment – you can download the Faculty of Environment Submission here

School of Healthcare (applied for silver, received bronze) – you can download the School of Healthcare submission here

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

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

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

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

These web pages aim to pull together information on the range of support available to women across 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

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