Project Juno

The Department has signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno and currently holds the Practitioner level award (April 2016).

The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

There are three levels of Juno awards:

  • Supporter
    The department starts its Juno journey by endorsing the five principles and making a commitment to work towards Practitioner and then Champion.
  • Practitioner
    The department demonstrates that its Juno journey is well underway. Qualitative and quantitative evidence is gathered and its initial action plan demonstrates how the department aims to achieve Champion status.
  • Champion
    The department demonstrates that the five principles are embedded throughout the department. Further evidence is gathered and its action plan demonstrates how the department will continue to further good practice.

An important role of the Equality and Diversity Committee is to prepare the application to Champion status, which we are planning to submit within three years.

Further information on Project Juno can be found on their website.

 

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