The ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter
was established to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers
of women across higher education and research. The Charter is based on 10 key
principles that recognise work undertaken to address gender equality in the broadest sense, not simply the barriers to progression that affect women.
Charter was signed on behalf of LSBU by Vice-Chancellor David Phoenix, who
commented: “To succeed we have to recognise the strengths in our diversity. This is important for the organisation to
move forward and reach its fullest potential.”
LSBU's membership of Athena SWAN demonstrates a commitment made at senior level to a progressive charter and the adoption of its principles within university policies, practices, action plans and culture.