Equality and Athena SWAN Equality and Athena SWAN

Our aim is to ensure that BIO is an inclusive place for study.

We are therefore developing and implementing a range of initiatives to promote equality and diversity in our School and across UEA.

"Athena SWAN is a major catalyst for helping UEA improve the career opportunities for women in STEMM subjects."    

Prof David J Richardson, Vice-Chancellor

"Our School is working hard to increase transparency and fairness for all at every level."    

Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School of Biological Sciences

The University of East Anglia, the Faculty of Science and the School of Biological Sciences are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter. The University has held an Athena Swan Bronze institutional award since 2012.

BIO achieved Bronze status in 2013, and in November 2016 was awarded Silver status.

Alongside improving its data collection, the BIO Athena SWAN Equality and Diversity (E&D) team is continuing its core Action Plan to promote equality of opportunity for all by raising awareness and increasing participation and engagement in order to effect culture change within the School.

If you would like to help or join the E&D team, please contact Dr Simone Immler or Prof Michael Wormstone. We would love to hear from you and your ideas could help us make a difference.

E&D would like to acknowledge Liz Jones, Sarah Pike and Vicky Walklate from the BIO Local Support team for their help in producing the Athena SWAN website.

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