Athena SWAN Bronze award

The Faculty of Biological Sciences has been accredited with the Athena SWAN Bronze award.

Athena SWAN bronze award

The award recognises both departmental and institutional commitment to advancing women’s careers in the science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEM) subjects.

Female academics, staff and students are all considered in this award, which aims to encourage departments to combat the underrepresentation of women in these STEM subjects.

The University itself already holds a Bronze accreditation, and is working its way towards a Silver.

Other departments with a current Athena SWAN award include:

  • Faculty of Engineering (Bronze)
  • School of Medicine (Bronze)
  • School of Healthcare (Bronze)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Silver) 

Anne King from FBS, said: “The Faculty of Biological Sciences is delighted to report that it has achieved Bronze status in the latest round of Athena-SWAN Charter awards.  This award recognizes our Faculty’s commitment to inclusivity, gender equality and excellence in working practises which benefit all staff”. 

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will officially receive its Bronze award in a ceremony on Thursday 6 November.

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