The School of Mathematics is proud to be working with Athena SWAN to create a progressive and inclusive culture for women working in Science. The School has now achieved the Bronze Athena SWAN Award.
Athena SWAN is a standard, based on a framework through which STEMM Schools (i.e. those in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine subjects) are able to examine the way they support women in work and study, and more widely support men with family or caring responsibilities, or in dual career relationships, to achieve their full potential and flourish.
Regular meetings of our Working Group take place involving representatives from Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research levels and all academic roles. 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 UEA equality policies and strategy via the Central Athena Swan Steering Group and the UEA Equality and Diversity Committee. It is an active agenda and we are keen for all in the School to play a part in helping us create a positive and equal future.