The Department is committed to equality and diversity. We celebrate the fact that our Department is drawn from a diverse and international background. We want everyone to be able to participate to their full potential in our community and for there to be no barriers to anyone irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality or other protected characteristics. We support and accommodate as fully as possible those with disabilities and caring responsibilities. In common with other Physics Departments in the UK, the representation of women at all levels is low and we accordingly place particular emphasis on ensuring equality of opportunity for female physicists. Our success in this area is recognised by the Department holding Project Juno Champion and Athena Swan Silver status.