Posted on 4 October 2013
The Athena SWAN charter, launched in 2005, recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in higher education.
The Athena SWAN process enabled the Department to assess how well it was doing in promoting equality and supporting the careers of women, both students and staff.
A working group, led by Karen Bloor and Karen Khan, facilitated a review of student and staff numbers, employment policies and practices and career development opportunities. Involving the whole department, we also created an Action Plan identifying areas for improvement in progressing Athena SWAN principles.
Head of Department, Professor Hilary Graham, said “we are delighted to have received this award in recognition of our commitment to promoting equality. We are a large department with an inclusive culture and look forward to building on our Bronze award to further advance the careers of students and staff.”