Equality and Diversity

The Department of Mathematical Sciences works hard to support an inclusive culture that values the diversity of its staff and students.

We are supporters of the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme and hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We recognise the advancement of gender equality for all in terms of representation, progression and success.

More information and support relating to equality and diversity issues can be found on the following pages for staff and students.

Department Equality and Diversity Committee

Athena SWAN

We have recently been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of the progress we have made in the advancement of gender equality in the department. The new Silver Action Plan is available to read. It sets out some of the further commitments we have made to improving departmental processes over the period 2019-2023. The Department Equality and Diversity Committee is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the action plan.

Women in Mathematics events

The Department is a supporter of the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme. Funds are available to cover expenses of staff and postgraduate students wishing to attend Women in Mathematics events or other related activities.

Contact the Chair of the Department Equality and Diversity Committee, Tim Rogers for more information.

The two Women in Mathematics days at the Isaac Newton Institute were inspirational and informative. They featured talks from distinguished women covering a broad range of mathematical fields and showcased some great mathematics.

I found the talks very eye-opening, to discover the challenges some of the women had overcome to get to where they were in their career. The event also outlined the importance of being aware of bias and working to reduce stereotype threat.

I encourage everyone to try and attend one of the future events if they get the chance.

Hayley Wragg, PhD student

Postgraduate study

We are committed to increasing the number of female postgraduate mathematicians in the department, to ensure that moving from an undergraduate degree to a postgraduate degree is a natural step. Read more about gender equality in our Centre for Doctoral Training.