Athena Swan


Athena SWAN aims to recognise and celebrate good practice on recruiting, retaining, and promoting women in higher education. 

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates excellence in advancing gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in Higher Education and research.

Athena SWAN extended its remit in 2015 and now recognises work undertaken in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles. It also expanded to explicitly recognise trans staff and students. The charter, which is based on ten key principles, acknowledges work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Details of the Charter, the different types of awards, latest news, lists of award holders and good practice can be found on the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN website

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter and as one of the first acts as newly designated Higher Education Institution (HEI) in 2013, LSTM signed up to the Charter in August of the same year becoming its 91st member.

LSTM achieved an Institutional Bronze Award in the November 2013 Athena SWAN application round. The submission document can be accessed by clicking on the links below: 

Please note: Some individual names or identifying material may have been removed from this submission to protect confidentiality. 

The Faculties of Biological Sciences (BioS), and Clinical Sciences and International Public Health (CSIPH) , received their individual Faculty Bronze Awards in April 2017.


Athena Swan