The University of Lincoln is committed to upholding the ten key principles of Athena SWAN

  1. Acknowledge that academia cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of all.
  2. Advance gender equality in academia, in particular, addressing the loss of women across the career pipeline and the absence of women from senior academic, professional and support roles.
  3. Address unequal gender representation across academic disciplines and professional and support functions. In this we recognise disciplinary differences including:
    • the relative underrepresentation of women in senior roles in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL)
    • the particularly high loss rate of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM)
  4. Tackle the gender pay gap.
  5. Remove the obstacles faced by women, in particular, at major points of career development and progression including the transition from PhD into a sustainable academic career.
  6. Address the negative consequences of using short-term contracts for the retention and progression of staff in academia, particularly women.
  7. Tackle the discriminatory treatment often experienced by trans people.
  8. Acknowledge that advancing gender equality demands commitment and action from all levels of the organisation and in particular active leadership from those in senior roles.
  9. Making and mainstreaming sustainable structural and cultural changes to advance gender equality, recognising that initiatives and actions that support individuals alone will not sufficiently advance equality.
  10. All individuals have identities shaped by several different factors. We commit to considering the intersection of gender and other factors wherever possible.