Athena SWAN — new awards for Medicine, Law, Politics and Maths


October 10th, 2019

The School of Medicine has received silver and the School of Law, School of Politics and International Relations and School of Mathematical Sciences have received bronze awards in the latest round of Athena SWAN submissions.

In addition to this, the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies secured bronze and the School of Pharmacy received silver in February 2019. Congratulations to all schools and those who supported the application process.

The Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

In May 2015, the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said:

“I am delighted that Medicine has received silver and Law, International Relations and Mathematical Sciences received bronze in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards. This is in addition to Pharmacy receiving silver and Cultures, Languages and Area Studies securing bronze in February 2019. These awards are testament to the hard work and focus of the Schools and the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

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