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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a Charter to encourage and recognise commitment to gender equality in Higher Education for all staff and students.

The University of Cambridge was a founder member of Athena SWAN Charter and the University won its first award in the inaugural round of March 2006.

Since then, it has successfully renewed its Bronze award in 2009 and 2012, and in 2014 achieved a Silver Athena SWAN award with renewal under the new criteria in 2018.

University departments currently hold 19 Bronze awards, 5 Silver awards (including the Clinical school) and 1 Gold award (Physics). For more information about Athena SWAN at Cambridge click here.

Race Equality Charter

Race Equality Charter (REC) is a national scheme that provides a framework for higher education institutions to recognise, investigate and challenge barriers to recruitment, progression and retention of ethnic minority staff and students.

Higher education institutions that become members of Race Equality Charter commit to the five fundamental guiding principles.

The University became a member of Race Equality Charter (REC) in September 2016 and received a Bronze REC award in July 2019. 

To learn more about the University participation in the Race Equality Charter, please click here.

To learn more about our work on Race Equality click here.