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We are delighted to announce that  transformed UK Athena Swan Charter has arrived.    The new framework is ready for new and existing members to use from the 30 June 2021 onwards. Alternatively, members may continue to apply under the post-May 2015 framework until November 2022.

You can watch a short video on the transformed UK Athena Swan Charter here.   
We also have a  blog from the Chair of the Athena Swan Governance Committee, Parveen Yaqoob and a short interview video of Parveen discussing the transformation.  
About the transformed UK Athena Swan Charter  
The transformed UK Athena Swan Charter is a newly enhanced framework developed in full consultation with sector practitioners, EDI Champions and specialist sub-groups working with the Athena Swan Governance Committee. The framework has been transformed based on the recommendations made by an Independent  Review  led by the Athena Swan Steering Group and published in March 2020.  

The newly transformed Charter builds on and enhances the strengths of the existing framework, yielding a Charter that is even more flexible, transparent and supportive. 

Advance HE members can apply for institutional and departmental Athena Swan awards recognising their gender equality efforts as usual but can expect; 

  • A paradigm shift from prescription to autonomy and flexibility  
  • Advance HE moving from being in a position of assessment to a developmental and supporting approach  
  • A reduction in administrative burden including a halving of data requirements. 

For further information about the changes being made to the UK Athena Swan Charter, and how it affects you and your institution, please visit our  website.