Faculty of Mathematics Achieves Bronze Athena SWAN Award
The Faculty of Mathematics has achieved a Bronze Athena SWAN Award. The Athena SWAN Charter is a national scheme to ensure equal opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in academia, where they are largely under-represented, and to recognise excellence in employment in STEMM subjects.
Bronze awards demonstrate that an institution or department as a whole has a solid foundation of policies and practices to eliminate gender bias and an inclusive culture that values female staff.
Professor Anne Davis, Professor of Mathematical Physics and chair of the Faculty of Mathematics' Athena SWAN committee, said of their bronze award: "We are proud to be recognised by this award. It is an important step in the right direction, but just the first step in our goal of nurturing all our members, particularly our women, to ensure they achieve their potential in a happy and supportive environment."