Equality and Diversity

We recognise the importance of the equal participation of women at all levels in a subject that has traditionally been, and remains, male-dominated. The Department of Chemistry strives to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel.

The Department is committed to the Athena SWAN Charter for women in science, an initiative for the advancement of women's careers in higher education and research in the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics) disciplines.

Chemistry at York was the first academic department in the UK to receive the Athena SWAN Gold award, held continuously since 2007. We celebrated 10 years of holding an Athena SWAN Gold award in 2017.