Athena SWAN

“We are aware that this is a first step towards addressing issues of equality in our academic workplace and to consider wider societal issues within built environment disciplines”.

Professor Fiona McLachlan, Professor of Architectural Practice

The Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) Athena SWAN Charter has been developed to encourage and recognise commitment to combating underrepresentation and advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) research and academia. The Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognises success in advancing gender equality and developing an inclusive working culture for all staff, both male and female.

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) received the Athena SWAN Charter Bronze Award on 10th July 2014. It was officially awarded at a ceremony at Durham University.

Equality & Diversity policies at Edinburgh College of Art

ESALA Athena SWAN team

Work on the Bronze Award submission brought together staff and students from a wide range of programmes and roles: