Athena Swan awards
Congratulations to the Departments of Health Sciences and Environment and Geography on achieving their silver Athena Swan awards and the School of PET on their first school Athena Swan bronze award.
Athena Swan awards are granted to departments upholding the AdvanceHE Athena Swan Charter principles and demonstrating progress and advancement in their gender equality cultural changes.
The Transformed UK Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEM) employment. The charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
Since then the university has celebrated a bronze institutional award and departmental awards across all three faculties, including three Gold awards.
Professor Kiran Trehan reflected that: "These awards are real testimonies to the measurable differences colleagues in Health Sciences, Environment and Geography and the School of PET are making in advancing gender equality and ensuring we continue to deliver on our values as a university for public good in transforming our practices. and commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion."
Professor Andy Dougill added: "These awards are indicative of the inclusive culture and community that has been developed in the Health Sciences and Environment and Geography departments and is developing in the School of PET as it builds on important work in both physics and electronic engineering."
- Learn more about our commitment to the Athena Swan Gender Equality Charter.