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Durham University


Athena Swan

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. This includes representation, progression of students into academia, their journey through career milestones and the working environment for all staff.

The Music Department at Durham University are committed to promoting and ensuring equality and diversity and as such are working on applying for a Bronze Award. The self-assessment team consists of staff members, undergraduates and postgraduates from the department who are committed to promoting the best environment for learning, teaching and working. If you would like to be a part of the department’s Athena SWAN self-assessment team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr Simon Mills, the departmental lead, at

If you would like to read more about the Athena SWAN charter, please feel free to access further information as follows:

About ECU’s Equality Charters:
Contact ECU’s Equality Charters team

Phone: 020 7438 1022
Twitter: @Athena_SWAN
Athena SWAN Charter members’ network:

Athena SWAN Charter Equality Challenge Unit
First floor, Westminster Tower 3 Albert Embankment London, SE1 7SP