Department of Physics

Department rewarded for commitment to equality

Fri Jul 22 11:16:00 BST 2016

The Department of Physics has been awarded Institute of Physics (IoP) Juno Practitioner status. The aim of Project Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics, and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

The Practitioner status is the last step before obtaining the ‘Champion status’ demonstrating that the five principles assessed for the Juno project are fully embedded in the department.

Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, Carole Mundell, said: 'The physical sciences are traditionally viewed as male-dominated subjects. I am delighted that, with this Juno Practitioner award, the IoP has recognised and rewarded the Department of Physics in Bath for its positive working environment for men and women and our efforts to continue to address the under-representation of women in our field.

'This is particularly important for young women at the beginning of their studies or career in physics or astrophysics, who will find a supportive and collegiate environment in Bath.'

Athena SWAN

Our Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Physics departments have all received Athena SWAN awards. These awards publically recognise the effort that goes on in our departments to advance the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.