Get Involved!

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We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic staff and students to get involved in Athena SWAN. If you would like to find out more information, or join any of the below groups, please contact equalopportunities@swansea.ac.uk

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

 

University Self-Assessment Team (SAT)

The SAT ensures that the Athena SWAN Principles are embedded throughout the University by overseeing the implementation of the University action plan, feeding into various university policies, and making positive cultural change. The USAT monitors the progress of the four Working Groups that each oversee a section of the action plan.

University SAT Data Working Group

The Data Working Group manages the implementation of action points 1.1–1.3 of the University Action Plan. This includes;

  • Ensuring that data fulfils Athena SWAN requirements
  • Improving recruitment and promotions data
  • Improving data collection and monitoring with regard to paternity leave, adoption leave, job share and the various forms of flexible working
  • Ensuring completion of exit questionnaire by staff

University SAT Career Progression Working Group

The Career Progression Working Group manages the implementation of action points 2.1, 2.2, 3.1–3.3 of the University Action Plan. This includes;

  • Examining the fixed-term and permanent transfer rates of staff in SET College’s
  • Organising promotions workshops, to including communication of the Academic Career Pathways Policy
  • Organising confidence building strategies for women such as; confidence workshops
  • Implementing a work shadowing programme and mentoring scheme

University SAT Organisation and Culture Working Group

The Organisation and Culture Working Group manages the implementation of action points 4.1–4.6 and 6.1–6.4 of the University Action Plan. This includes;

  • Conducting an Equal Pay Review
  • Implementation of Line Manager Training
  • Overseeing the Recognition and Reward Strategy
  • Improving completion and quality of the Performance Development Reviews
  • Investigating staff views and experiences with regarding to pregnant staff and staff on parental leave and producing a checklist for line managers
  • Investigating awareness of job share and the various forms of flexible working (and uptake)

University SAT Communications Working Group

The Communications Working Group manages the implementation of action points 5.1–5.3 of the University Action Plan. This includes;

  • Increasing awareness of Athena SWAN amongst staff and students
  • Increasing visibility of Athena SWAN (e.g. logos on posters, website and recruitment forms, etc) and organising specific Athena SWAN events and networks

College SATs and Working Groups

Each College has its own Athena SWAN SAT which oversees a number of working groups, following a similar structure as detailed above. The Established SATs are as follows:

If you would like to get involved with any college Athena SWAN activities, please contact equalopportunities@swansea.ac.uk, who will put you in touch with the College contact.