Athena SWAN Silver Award

Posted by ep273 at Oct 25, 2018 09:07 AM |
First institutional Athena SWAN Silver Award and two new departmental Bronze awards

We are pleased to announce that the university has been awarded a Silver Institutional Athena SWAN award and that two further departments, Informatics and Mathematics, have received departmental Bronze Athena SWAN awards.

This achievement recognizes a significant record of activity in addressing gender equality challenges and implementing actions across the institution. A range of achievements and initiatives have contributed to the award application, including: women associated with the University’s history celebrated through art; leadership programmes that have gender equality embedded throughout; and the launch of the Menopause Policy.

Our self-assessment team, chaired by Kate Williams, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion developed the application which built on the previous Bronze award. Dr Kate Williams said: “Being awarded an Institutional Silver Athena SWAN award is a great achievement and reflects the work and contribution of a huge range of people. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard towards achieving this award, including our proactive Gender Equality Action Group, and particularly Faye McCarthy and Paul Cullis.”

Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “An Athena SWAN award is a mark of great commitment to gender equality and demonstrates the fantastic effort that the University of Leicester has made in addressing the progressive principles on which the charter is based. I am delighted that the efforts of our colleagues to embed these principles in policies, practices and culture and creating a more positive working environment have been recognised at both University and Departmental level."

If you would like to find out more about our Athena SWAN work, please contact Faye McCarthy

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