We are delighted to announce that the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) have won the Athena Swan Bronze award.
For a number of years, EPS have been working hard to bring about a culture change in their School which is based on fairness and equality in all aspects of the work environment. The Bronze award recognises their efforts and will provide the school with a renewed spring in their step. EPS is looking forward to implementing their action plan as part of the Bronze award, which aims to significantly improve their work environment with equality and diversity being the centre of their daily activities.
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. And the Bronze award recognises that the institution has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
On winning the award, Professor Stephen McLaughlin, Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences said “The School is proud and delighted to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze award. Receiving the award recognises the hard work and commitment of staff in our School and the progress we have made in advancing the Athena SWAN agenda of inclusivity and diversity that will benefit all of our staff and students in the future.”
To learn more about Athena SWAN, the charter and key principles, click here.