Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity

In the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology we strive to develop and maintain a culture of equality, within which all members of staff and our students can develop, flourish, and attain their full potential. Our commitment is exemplified by the rich diversity of our staff and students, our recent Athena SWAN accreditation and the excellent feedback we receive from our alumni.

We have an active Equality and Diversity Committee in the department, representing the full breadth of our staff and postgraduate students and our undergraduate student body are represented via our award-winning Staff-Student committee. We are committed to working together to foster excellence in a research and learning environment that truly provides equal opportunity for all members.

Department achieves Athena SWAN Silver award

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We're delighted to announce that our department has been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award (May 2017).

This award reflects the continuing culture change within our department as we work towards making Molecular Biology and Biotechnology a truly welcoming and inclusive place to work and study. Congratulations to all involved and particular thanks to the members of our department's Equality and Diversity committee who wrote our application.

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Support for staff and students

As a department, we celebrate diversity and provide our staff and students with a range of resources and information on support networks, policies, procedures and development opportunities.

Support for staff

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Student support

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Work and family

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Public and policy engagement

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Associations for researchers

Connecting our researchers and PhD students with the wider faculty.

Useful contacts

Policies, procedures and further information resources for staff at the University of Sheffield.