“Positioning ourselves as world-leading researchers and teachers invariably creates demands for everyone in the school; a supportive environment is therefore a key part of our culture.
One of the many ways we ensure that is by enabling both women and men to have a good work-life balance, which respects their personal responsibilities as well as their professional aspirations.”
The School of Chemistry is committed to providing a positive working environment for women. By developing good employment practices, tackling the unequal representation of women in research, teaching and clinical posts, and improving career progression for female academics, the school is contributing to the national goal of advancing women in sectors traditionally dominated by men.
Athena SWAN awards recognise the contribution of organisations in supporting women in science, engineering and technology (SET). These recognise the efforts of organisations to ensure a positive environment for women working in science; that they are represented at all levels , their contribution, skills and experience are recognised, and that they are retained and promoted appropriately.
For further information about SWAN, please contact Dr Beth Anderson, School Lead for Women in Science, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of our colleagues have shared their experiences of working in science within the School of Chemistry.
“I wholeheartedly support the school’s commitment to equality of opportunity for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Achievement of a Bronze award reflects our recognition of the challenges we face and our responsibility to address these to ensure we are providing a positive working environment for all staff.”
News stories about female colleagues in the School of Chemistry