FAQs

Can my institution/organisation join SAGE?

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited accredits and grants awards to Australian higher
education and research institutions for gender equity, diversity and inclusion. Over 50% of
institutions in the Australian higher education and research sector have subscribed to SAGE.
As the only Australian organisation licensed to grant awards under the internationally recognised
Athena Swan Charter, SAGE enables institutions to achieve meaningful systemic, structural and
cultural change. By becoming a SAGE subscriber, your institution will join a national network of
institutions and individuals committed to eliminating systemic and cultural barriers to gender equity,
diversity and inclusion.
To request an application form or to discuss your interest in subscribing your organisation to SAGE,
please use the Contact Form or email us directly at: sage@sciencegenderequity.org.au
In addition to its accreditation and awards program for higher education and research institutions,
SAGE also works with like-minded organisations to support initiatives aimed at addressing systemic
barriers to gender equity, diversity and inclusion. To discuss opportunities to collaborate with SAGE,
please use the Contact Form or email us directly at: sage@sciencegenderequity.org.au

What is the Athena Swan accreditation framework?

Established in the United Kingdom in 2005, the Athena Swan Charter is a framework that is now
used across the globe to support and transform gender equity within higher education and research.
Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited is the only Australian organisation licensed to
grant awards under the internationally recognised Athena Swan Charter. In becoming SAGE
subscribers, institutions commit to upholding a version of the Athena Swan principles that has been
adapted for the Australian context.
To learn more about the Athena Swan accreditation framework, Athena Swan principles and the
SAGE accreditation pathway, visit the SAGE pathway to Athena Swan page.

How do I subscribe my institution/organisation to SAGE?

To request an application form or to discuss your interest in subscribing your organisation to SAGE,
please use the Contact Form or email us directly at: sage@sciencegenderequity.org.au

I am looking for data on gender equity in higher education. Where can I find it?

To explore the data, please visit the Gender equity in higher education page.

I’m from a SAGE subscriber institution. How do I access subscriber resources?

Full access to our online resources is limited to staff and students from subscribing institutions.

If you are a staff member (academic or professional) or a current student at a SAGE subscriber institution, please click the “Login” link in the top righthand corner of your browser and follow the prompts to validate your email address.

To check whether your institution is a SAGE subscriber, please visit the SAGE subscribers and Athena
Swan awardees
page.

If you don’t receive a validation link within 3 hours, please check that:

  • you submitted an email address that is affiliated with a SAGE subscriber institution;
  • there were no spelling errors in your email address;
  • the validation link is not in your spam folder; and
  • your institution’s IT department has whitelisted all emails from sage@sciencegenderequity.org.au.

We strive to ensure that our system recognises all legitimate email addresses from SAGE subscriber institutions. However, on rare occasions, the system may return a “Sorry, we couldn’t verify that email address” message even though a genuine address was provided.

This may occur when an institution has recently changed its domain name (e.g. following a rebrand) or if your email address contains an identifier that is unique to a specific School/Centre/Department within the institution.

If you encounter this error, please let us know by email to sage@sciencegenderequity.org.au and we will update our system accordingly.

How can I support the SAGE program?

Whether you’re an individual or representing an organisation, you can help us to make a
real difference to gender equity, diversity and inclusion. Please visit the Support SAGE page
to find out more.

How can I provide feedback or make a complaint?

Please use the Contact Form or email us directly at: feedback@sciencegenderequity.org.au

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