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School of Biochemistry awarded Athena SWAN Silver award

8 May 2018

The Silver Award is based on a rigorous review of a detailed self-assessment document, including data on recruitment and retention of staff and students, an action plan and personal case studies. The School of Biochemistry was one of 21 Silver Awards made to academic departments across the UK.

We are absolutely delighted that the School of Biochemistry has been awarded an Athena SWAN silver in the latest assessment round.

Professor Kate Nobes, Head of School said: ‘This award matters to us because we take the culture of equality, diversity and inclusion very seriously. The preparation of this award was a true team effort drawing together the whole School with representation from students, academics and professional and technical staff. We used the application as an opportunity to look closely at the culture within the school, celebrating the things we do well and identifying the things we could do better. We have given ourselves a challenging new set of goals to build on this success. We have come to understand that creating a positive work environment sits at the centre of our success, and I look forward to continuing the work of the Athena SWAN legacy over the coming years.’

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