Equality and Diversity

Athena SWAN departmental awards

The University is celebrating Athena SWAN awards for every department that applied for them in April.

Architecture & Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics all received the Award, which recognises their work to address gender equality in academia.

The University already has an institutional bronze award, with half our science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) departments now holding awards and most of the remaining six actively working towards them.

Mark Humphriss, Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee, said: "As a University we recognise that we can reach our full potential only if we benefit from the talents of all our staff and students. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this success. The awards respond to real advances being made and the commitment of departments and the University to bring about further change."

More details can be found on the University's Athena SWAN webpages