You have to select the level of award you are applying for as this determines the application format. A School’s first award application would be for Bronze.
Bronze department award criteria: The assessment, action plan and structure for implementing it demonstrates that the department is working to promote gender equality and to address challenges particular to the School and discipline
Silver department award criteria: In addition to the above, the department has taken action to address previously identified challenges and can demonstrate the impact of those actions
Gold department award criteria: Sustained progression and achievement in promoting gender equality. Gold departments are beacons of achievement and champion and promote good practice to the wider community
Awards are valid for 4 years. Once a School has achieved a Bronze or Silver award they can apply for a renewal of that award if they do not meet the criteria for a higher award.