Athena Swan Event 2012

2012 Event: Going for Silver

2012 Event PosterThe University held its second annual Athena Swan event attended by over sixty people representing every SET Academic Department in the University including Heads of Department and Senior Staff and Corporate Services Divisions including HR, Staff Development Partnership and Corporate Affairs and Planning.

The event was opened by the Vice Chancellor who emphasised the University’s desire to improve gender equality as an end it itself  independent of any awards the University might gain in the process.

We then heard from our guest speaker, Dame Professor Athene Donald, from the University of Cambridge. Professor Donald delighted delegates with an inspirational and comprehensive account of gender inequality within academic science. She went on to describe many ways in which Departments can act to remove barriers to success and development for both women and men.

A lively ‘Question Time’ was chaired by Professor Paul Cullis (Chair of the Athena Swan Working Group) during which  views of panellists and delegates were shared and votes were taken on a wide variety of questions.

For a full report of the event and links to presentations, please click the links below (UoL staff and students only):

Full report

Presentation given by Dame Professor Athene Donald

Event programme

Six principles poster for event

Statistics posters for event

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