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Document(s) on these external pages may or may not be accessible. please also note that the majority of the links on this page lead to the Advance HE Connect site, therefore you will need to be a member of Advance HE connect and join the Athena Swan connect community to follow these links

Application information packs

You can download an information pack on the Advance HE website, and find charter materials, guidance and FAQs.

You can also access annotated application materials with internal guidance here: Application Guidance.

How to submit your application can be found here

Transformed Charter Webinars

Advance HE also ran several introductory webinars on the transformed process in 2021 and 2022, which can be accessed via the resources page of the Advance HE Website (you will need an Advance HE Connect account to access these)

The Transformed Athena Swan Charter recording

The below can be found on the direct links included, however you may need to access via Advance HE Connect, fuller and more detailed papers on each of the below subject areas can be accessed in the guidance documents section also

Topic 1: Collecting and Analysing Data: Presentation - Recording

Topic 2: Assessing Your Culture: Presentation Recording

Topis 3: Reviewing your Policies: Presentation - Recording

Topic 4: Identifying Your Priorities: Presentation - Recording

Topic 5:  Creating your Action Plan: Presentation - Recording

Topic 6: Implementing and Evaluating Your Action Plan: Presentation

Topic 7: Evidencing success: Topic paper 

This is particularly useful as it explicitly lays out the threshold for success for the different award levels


In addition there are other useful events, including:

Webinar: Building a successful team or network to transform institutions.

Virtual Networking event: Going for Gold.

They have a developing FAQ section, information on governance, information on assessment and some interesting blogs.

Good practise initiatives

Advance HE have a database of good practise inititatives that have been amassed from Athena Swan applications. These can be found here: Good practise initiatives


Staff and Student data reports:

Now in its 14th year, A-HE’s annual Equality in Higher Education: Statistical Reports aim to assist the sector in better understanding the main equality challenges for higher education institutions.

By presenting a snapshot of the age, disability, ethnicity and gender of higher education staff and students, as well as the interplay between these identities, this report can help direct future efforts to overcome these challenges and address the inequalities in the UK higher education sector and can be useful benchmarking resources.


All publications, reports and resources are gathered together in the Advance HE resource hub.

Accessible campus guide

Guidance on using data and evidence

Equality Diversity and Inclusion guides