Athena SWAN — new awards for Sociology and Social Policy, Business School and Humanities

October 15th, 2020

The School of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Humanities and Nottingham University Business School have all received bronze awards in the latest round of Athena SWAN submissions.

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 the School of Sociology and Social Policy, School Nottingham University Business School and the School of Humanities received bronze in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards. This is in addition to the Faculty of Engineering receiving gold and the School of Psychology retaining their silver award in May 2020. These awards are testament to the hard work and focus of the Schools and the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

I’d like to thank the Self Assessment Teams in each school for their hard work towards achieving this important status”.

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