Equality and Diversity in Sheffield Chemistry

For a better place to work for everyone

Students at work 2Equality and diversity is fundamental to ensuring a work place where everyone can thrive and reach their potential. Historically, STEMM (Science, technology, mathematics and medicine) disciplines have been unrepresentative of the population as a whole, particularly with respect to race and gender. Our aim is to address this by: 

  • reflecting on all our working practices;
  • identifying areas of concern
  • suggesting strategies to deal with potential causes of inequality and a lack of diversity.
  • monitoring the result of our interventions.

Gender Equality

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research.  Under this charter we are striving to address the issues of under-representation of women in science by assessing and changing cultures and attitudes. Currently, the University of Sheffield is one of 129 institutes that are members of this charter. The University earned its bronze award in 2009, which was renewed in 2012 (submission click here) with Chemistry gaining a departmental bronze in Nov 2013. To see our departmental submission click here. Both the Department and the University were awarded silver awards in April 2016.

For more information

If you want to more about Equality and Diversity in the Department of Chemistry, please contact the chair of the E&D committee: Dr Sarah Staniland

The following webpages give information about equality and diversity in the wider University.