Athena SWAN

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded our Athena Swan Bronze Award for commitment to the advancement of gender equality within the department.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award
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The Athena Swan Charter celebrates success in advancing gender equality in higher education and research. It rigorously examines the steps taken by universities and their departments to improve representation, encourage progress and combat gender-based discrimination.

From May 2015, the Charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law as well as professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The Charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.This relates well to our broader departmental and institutional focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), specifically gender equality, race equality and disability equality.

This prestigious Award demonstrates our commitment to providing an inclusive environment where all of our staff and students are supported to succeed. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far and are committed to expanding our actions and activities as we move forward.”

Professor Val Gillet, Head of School

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