The University of Salford became the 100th signatory to the Athena SWAN Charter in 2012 making a very public commitment to improving outcomes for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. The University reaffirmed its commitment to the revised principles as part of its application for a Bronze Award submitted in November 2015. In 2016 the University successfully achieved a Bronze level Athena SWAN Award which acknowledged the steps taken by the University to address gender equality and reflected confidence in our Action Plan for effecting change. We successfully renewed our Institutional Bronze award in April 2022.

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Under the UK Government’s Gender Pay Gap Regulations, employers in Great Britain with more than 250 employees are requested to report their gender pay gap.

The gender pay gap shows the difference in the average hourly earnings of men and women across an organisation regardless of their roles, industry sectors, or seniority. (The gender pay gap legislation only looks at the difference in male and female employees’ hourly pay, we have had to exclude nonbinary employees from our calculations).

The statistics can be affected by a range of factors, including the different number of men and women in all roles right across the workforce. 

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Explore our Gender Equality Plan