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Equality and Diversity


We recognise the importance of equal participation, progression and success for all. The Department of Chemistry strives to provide a working, learning, social and living environment that will enable all our staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish and to excel.

The Department is committed to the Athena SWAN Charter which focuses on recognising advancement of gender equality.  In particular, we recognise the importance of the equal participation of women at all levels in a subject that has traditionally been, and remains, male-dominated.

Chemistry at York was the first academic department in the UK to receive the Athena SWAN Gold award, held continuously since 2007. In 2017 we celebrated 10 years of holding an Athena SWAN Gold award and in May 2019 we received our most recent Gold award.

Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University, USA, keynote lecture at Symposium in May 2018 celebrating 10 years of holding Athena SWAN Gold Award