We are fully committed to providing a fair and equal environment for work and study. As a School we are currently working towards achieving the Athena Swan Bronze Award. The University is currently working towards achieving the Athena Swan Silver Award.
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 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. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
If you would like to help or join the Athena Swan team, please contact Miriam Jones. We would love to hear from you and your ideas could help us make a difference.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor is a proactive member of the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and feedback from students and staff is increasingly sought on a range of issues as the Faculty has highly diverse populations and works hard to ensure a supportive and inclusive environment in which all can flourish.