Dentistry gets Silver and four other Schools retain their Athena SWAN Awards
02 Oct 2015
The prestigious Silver Athena SWAN Award goes to the School of Dentistry, who have demonstrated that, since their Bronze Award in April 2013, they have embedded a real culture change across their School
Good practice has resulted in the significant improvements in the progression and development opportunities for women at all career stages and equality of opportunity for all.
The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science and the Faculty of Life Sciences successfully retained their existing Silver Awards. The School of Medicine (six Institutes + MMS) and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work successfully renewed their Bronze Awards. These renewals are evidence that each School/Faculty is doing many things well in supporting and enabling staff and students in attaining their aspirations.
The University now has six Schools with Silver awards and nine with Bronze.
The Athena SWAN Charter was established by the Equality Challenge Unit in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research. In May 2015 the Charter was expanded to include non-STEMM Schools, professional and support staff, technical staff, and trans staff and students. The Charter now also recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
Dr Helen Ryder, University Charter Marks Coordinator, Equality and Diversity Team, said: “The University and its individual Schools have made significant progress to advance gender equality over the last few years. This hard work is reflected in each of our Athena SWAN Awards and everyone should be very proud of their achievements.”