The Athena SWAN charter recognises excellence in higher education employment in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) and specifically promotes gender equality. The University of Sheffield is a member of the charter, currently holding an Athena Swan Bronze award. In order to extend this commitment to an equitable working environment, 21 departments across STEM at the university are going for individual awards.
The Department of Computer Science has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award. The award recognises the action the Department has taken to promote a truly innovative working environment that allows both men and women to thrive.
For more information, see www.athenaswan.org.uk
View our Athena SWAN silver submission