The School of Computing Sciences (including Actuarial Sciences) is a proud holder of a Bronze Athena SWAN award, creating a progressive and inclusive culture for everyone studying and working in Science.
Athena SWAN is an Equality Challenge Unit Charter dedicated to gender equality in higher education and research. When it was first launched in 2005 it focused on advancing the careers of women academics and researchers in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). In 2015 the Charter was expanded to address gender equality more broadly, recognising work undertaken in additional subjects (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students.
The under-representation of women in Computer Science is a national issue: only 14% of undergraduates in the UK were female in 2015/16 (Source: HESA, I1 Computer Science, full-time). CMP’s Athena SWAN and equality and diversity work aims to achieve representation, progression and success for all.
We have an Equality and Diversity Committee which meets every six weeks, involving students and staff of all levels and specialities from across the School. We look at many aspects of the School as a place to study and work and, using a range of data and feedback from students and staff, identify areas for improvement. Our work in the School feeds into Faculty discussions and plays a strong role in influencing changes to central policies and strategy via the SCI Athena SWAN Steering Group and Central Athena SWAN Committees. It is an active agenda and we're keen for all in the School to play a part in helping us create a positive and equal future.
If you wish to learn more or to attend an Equality and Diversity Committee meeting, please contact the Chair: Elena Kulinskaya, E.Kulinskaya@uea.ac.uk.
CMP Equality & Diversity Committee members
- Prof. Elena Kulinskaya (Chair)
- Dr. Sarah Taylor (Deputy Chair)
- Prof. Gerard Parr (Head of School of Computing Sciences)
- Dr. Gavin Cawley
- Dr. Katharina Huber
- Dr. Oliver Buckley
- Padma Chutoo (PhD student)
- Matthew Gooch (Project Officer, Equality & Diversity)
- Siobhan Dorai-Raj (Project Co-ordinator - Athena SWAN and Equality & Diversity)
- Nadia Mobbs (School Manager)