Athena SWAN

Athena Swan LogoProfessor 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.

Read more about the national Athena SWAN Charter

Current University Awards

  • University level, Bronze, awarded November 2016
  • Faculty of Engineering, Silver, awarded April 2016
  • School of Medicine, Silver, awarded November 2016
  • Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences, Bronze, awarded November 2016
  • Faculty of Environment, Bronze, awarded April 2016
  • School of Psychology, Bronze, awarded 2015
  • School of Healthcare, Silver, awarded May 2018
  • School of Dentistry, Silver, awarded April 2017
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences, Bronze, awarded April 2017


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

For more information please email