The Department of Economics has been awarded its first Bronze Athena SWAN award and the Department of Biology and Biochemistry has successfully upgraded their existing award to Silver, celebrating good practice in gender equality. You can read their submissions here.
Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 and its awards demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. Find out more information about the Charter on our internal Athena SWAN website.
Dr Marion Harney, University Athena SWAN Leader, said:
"I am absolutely delighted with our most recent successes of Athena SWAN awards for the Department of Economics and the Department of Biology and Biochemistry. This brings the number of awards we have received since 2014 to 21, making us one of the most awarded institutions in HE. This is a fantastic achievement which demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Departments, Faculties and the Institution to the advancement of gender equality. Our current University position of holding 9 Bronze and 6 Silver AS Awards also augurs well for our Institutional Silver submission due in April 2021 as we demonstrate our commitment to cultural change and continue to embed good equality practice in all that we do through developing clear and detailed strategies for achieving equality, diversity, and inclusion across the university."
Next steps for Departments include the implementation of the five-year action plan the Departments have committed in the applications.