Dr Lisa Mooney, UEL Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange), said, "We are extremely proud of this achievement. The institutional award application was the result of a collaborative effort and huge amount of work and dedication from across the institution.
"The outcome recognises our commitment and achievements to date and, importantly, that we have a robust plan in place to further promote and embed gender equality at UEL."
The Bronze award recognises UEL's commitment to, and success in, supporting gender equality. The recognition is valid until 2021.
Athena SWAN evolved from work between the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), to advance the representation of women in science, engineering and technology, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students.
The Athena SWAN Charter is based on ten key principles. By being part of Athena SWAN, institutions are committing to a progressive charter; adopting these principles within their policies, practices, action plans and culture.