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Women’s Leadership Development Programme

Aurora, is the women’s leadership development programme from Advance HE.

The programme runs as a unique partnership bringing together leadership experts and higher education institutions to take positive action to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in the sector.

Aurora seeks to support women and their institutions to fulfil their leadership potential through thought provoking activities, collaborative problem solving activities and motivating stories supported by inspirational women role models. Participation embeds strong networks of early career women across the sector to share best practice, insights and experiences. 

The Scotland sessions of Aurora begin online in November 2022 and more information for the 2022-2023 programme will be available in June/July. A limited number of centrally-funded places are available for women up to and including senior lecturer level or professional services equivalent (typically Grades 7-9).

Gender Action Plan

In August 2016, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) published its Gender Action Plan, describing the activities it planned to undertake in collaboration with colleges, universities and other partners to address student gender imbalances.

In line with SFC guidance, the University of Strathclyde published our institutional Gender Action Plan on 11th August 2017. The plan outlines ongoing and planned activities to address subject specific gender imbalances in student populations, spread across five themed areas.

Horizon Europe Gender Equality Plan

The University of Strathclyde welcomes the European Commission’s requirement for all institutions participating in Horizon Europe to develop a Gender Equality Plan (GEP). Given our significant existing work in this area, rather than developing a standalone additional GEP, this document outlines the intersecting strands of our work to advance gender equality in the key strategic, operational and thematic areas identified by the European Commission / Horizon Europe. Read the Horizon Europe Gender Equality Plan .