Athena SWAN success for the School

School wins Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Athena SWAN success for the School

Staff and students celebrating IWD

The School of Archaeology and Ancient History is delighted that we have been successful in our application for the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality. We are committed to embedding the Athena SWAN Charter principles across all areas of activity, and have developed an ambitious action plan based on student and staff feedback.

We are fully committed to delivering a flexible, accessible and rewarding curriculum, and to cultivating a friendly and supportive environment for all students and staff. We are proud of our inclusive approach to recruitment, which includes an extensive outreach programme targeting pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds. We have championed gender equality through various initiatives, including the unofficial renaming of our building after the pioneering archaeologist and ancient historian Kathleen Kenyon, and an exhibition of inspirational women with Leicester connections for International Women’s Day.

Professor David Mattingly, Head of School says:

Equality & Diversity is fundamentally about fairness and about enabling each individual to have the best opportunity to fulfil their potential. I’m proud of the way colleagues and students are embracing the culture change we have collectively initiated in the School.

We would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work, particularly Dr Sarah Scott who led the initiative. Congratulations all!

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