Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSuresh, Subashini
dc.contributor.authorAbdul-Aziz, Abdul-Rashid
dc.contributor.authorRenukappa, Suresh
dc.description.abstractHigher education tends to recognise gender equality in terms of representation, progression and success for students and staff. Athena SWAN is a Charter which addresses gender equality. This paper is based on critical review of literature and secondary data analysis. A thorough literature review explores the best practices adopted by Universities in UK who were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze. In doing so, 39 Universities were identified from the CHOBE members (Council of Heads of the Built Environment Heads of Department of Construction, Property and Surveying) in the year 2017 who have built environment students and staff. The results revealed that none of the Universities had gold award of Athena SWAN whereas 26 Universities had bronze awards. From the secondary data analysis of three years data from Equality in higher education, statistical reports on student and staff shows areas of concern for built environment where the female percent of student and staff are in the lower end of the spectrum. Therefore, initiatives and lessons learnt from other successful awarded Universities will be discussed in this paper so that awareness and adoption of the best practices by the built environment sector is encouraged.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectAthena SWANen
dc.subjectgender equalityen
dc.subjectgender pay gapen
dc.titleAthena SWAN in Higher Education Sector - a Built Environment Perspectiveen
dc.typeConference contributionen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Conference on Construction Futuresen
dc.conference.nameInternational Conference on Construction Futures 2018
pubs.finish-date2018-12-20, UK

Files in this item

ICCF_Athena SWAN in Higher ...

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States