Athena SWAN recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Robert Gordon University is one of 143 universities and research institutes that are members of the Athena SWAN Charter. The university is committed to the aims and principles of Athena SWAN.

Membership of the Charter assists higher education institutes in fulfilling their gender duty commitments, working towards equitable working environments and identifying themselves as employers of choice, both to their staff, and also to students, funders, research councils and industry.

University staff and students can access a copy of the application on RGyoU.

Athena SWAN application - RGyoU


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  1. 01, March, 2018 Conversation Café and civic reception for suffragettes

    Sarah Pedersen

    An influential academic from RGU will join forces with the Aberdeen Women’s Alliance and Aberdeen City Council to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the vote and International Women’s Day.  

  2. 28, February, 2018 Uni dives into the digital world of podcasting

    RGU Talk

    Robert Gordon University is giving its community a voice and continuing its reputation for academic innovation with the launch of a new official podcast this week.  

  3. 23, January, 2018 OPINION: Fostering STEM interests and careers for all

    Dr Marie Goua

    Dr Marie Goua, from the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, writes about the importance of engaging young school pupils with science and the impact it will have for the future.