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REC and Athena Swan Good Practice Initiatives

The new, evidence-based Good Practice Database is for those working to advance gender and race equality in higher education through Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter (REC).

The database aims to celebrate the breadth of gender and race equality initiatives taking place across the higher education sector and to provide Advance HE members with practical ideas and encourage them to trial new initiatives adapted to their contexts. The initiatives are drawn from recent analysis of selected successful applications. 

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Athena Swan

Encouraging and recognising commitment to advancing gender equality.
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Race Equality Charter

Improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education.
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Use the search filters below to find Athena Swan and Race Equality Charter initiative application types.

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Imperial College
Initiative Theme: Recruitment
Target Group: Academic staff
Efforts to increase the number of female applicants
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Imperial College
Initiative Theme: Student recruitment
Target Group: Undergraduate students
Female role models and a reputation for research excellence
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Imperial College
Initiative Theme: Marketing, Student recruitment
Target Group: Undergraduate students
Review of how courses are promoted
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Student recruitment
Target Group: Postgraduate students
Increased opportunities for PhD students
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Student recruitment
Target Group: Postgraduate students
Improved opportunities to experience science careers
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Culture
Target Group: Undergraduate students
Increased representation of gender diversity
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Culture
Target Group: Undergraduate students
Increased representation of gender diversity
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Outreach, Student recruitment
Target Group: Undergraduate students
Professional placements and professional doctorates
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Workload allocation
Target Group: Academic staff
Workload and gender equality
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Balance
Target Group: Academic staff, Early career staff, Professional and support staff
Recognition of committee membership
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Recruitment, Targeted to women/men
Target Group: Academic staff
Initiatives to improve gender equality in recruitment
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Cardiff University
Initiative Theme: Promotion
Target Group: Academic staff
Support with promotion opportunities