The Athena SWAN charter was launched in 2005 to address gender inequality in higher education and the Open University has held the award since 2013. As a result of the initiative, 60.7% of its staff, 50% of students and 40.3% of academic and research staff are women. The median pay gap has also been reduced to 6.5%.
OUAnalyse is one of the very few analytics systems available that has been tested, applied and rolled out, and has shown, through systematic evaluation, to improve student learning at a large scale. It has been developed to predict whether students would submit their next assignment and presents the outcomes to teachers.