Goldsmiths was awarded the Bronze Athena SWAN award in March 2020.
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What is Athena SWAN?
Athena SWAN is a nationally recognised scheme that was originally created to encourage institutional commitment to advancing the careers of women academics in STEMM subjects.
In May 2015, the scheme expanded to all subject areas and to gender equality more broadly. It now seeks to identify and address gender-related barriers to career progression affecting female, male, or trans staff in both academic and professional service roles.
The Athena Swan Charter Mark has been pivotal in progressing equality across the Higher Education Sector.
The impact of this progress can be seen in the culture and practice of institutions, particularly in key areas such as career development. It has also become increasingly significant in the driving forward of good practice in relation to funding.
Why Athena SWAN matters
A Bronze Athena SWAN award highlights a dedication to improving equality for all genders. Receiving the award has allowed the College to recognise good practice as well as identify gaps and reflect on areas of improvement.
The creation of an evidence-based, three-year action plan has allowed the College to commit to a strategy of improving representation, tackling barriers within career progression and supporting all of our staff in creating a culture that reflects the values of our diverse community.
The College is committed to supporting all staff. The Athena SWAN award will help bring about a culture that reflects the values of the institution, and one in which all staff can thrive.
Goldsmiths' Self-Assessment Team
The Self-Assessment Team (SAT), led by Professor Elisabeth Hill, Deputy Warden, worked hard to prepare the Athena SWAN application and to develop and implement an action plan that underpins the work to progress gender equality.
The success was the result of collaboration between many colleagues across the College and it was their hard work and commitment that allowed the College to achieve this award.
|Alicia Nagar||Staff Wellbeing & Engagement Manager||Human Resources|
|Anna Carlile||Senior Lecturer||Educational Studies|
|Anna Furse||Professor||Theatre and Performance, Arts & Humanities|
|Bethan Williams||Organisational Development and Equalities Manager||Human Resources|
|Dafydd Myddleton-Williams||Head of HR Data and Transaction||Human Resources|
|Eilidh Macdonald||Industry Employability Champion||Computing|
|Elisabeth Hill||Deputy Warden, Learning Teaching and Enhancement||School of Arts & Humanities|
|Holly Howe||Continuous Improvement Manager||Student Administration (Registry Services)|
|Jane Boggan||Research Excellence Manager||Research Services|
|Louisa Green||Director of Student Experience and Academic Registrar||Student Experience|
|Marinella Cappelletti||Senior Lecturer||Psychology|
|Nico Singh||Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator||Human Resources|
|Saskia Jensen||Market Intelligence Manager||Strategic Planning and Projects|
|Sian Atkins||Equality Chartermark Student Intern||Human Resources|
For more information about Goldsmiths membership of Athena SWAN, please email diversity (@gold.ac.uk).