Athena Swan

Welcome to the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology (GGB) Athena SWAN page.

Athena Swan Bronze Award Collection Photo
Representatives from the Department of Genetics receiving the ECU Athena Swan Bronze award from Professor Sir Paul Nurse (Dec 2016)
The Athena SWAN charter was launched in 2005 and is a recognition scheme for good employment practice for women working in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in higher education. As a department, Genetics has always been supportive of women, but because we care, we are dedicated to doing more to support women in science. We are committed to the Athena SWAN ideals and are addressing issues by critically appraising attitudes and work practices within the Department (see below). In 2016, the department was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its work and proposals to improve the participation of women in STEM within the University.  


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