Athena SWAN

Supporting women in Earth Sciences

We are committed to good employment practices and a supportive working environment for all staff.

In particular we are striving to address the unequal representation of women in science and to improve career progression for female academics. Over 60% of our undergraduates and postgraduates are women - our mission is to ensure these young women enjoy a nurturing and supportive environment during their time with us, and give them every encouragement and opportunity to pursue a career in science.

We are working together, across the School, to ensure we have a fair and stimulating working environment that will benefit both men and women. We continuously review our working practices to ensure that all staff and students are well supported in their work and study.

We are proud to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

The Equality Challenge Unit's Athena SWAN Charter acknowledges 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.

We are happy to share our Athena SWAN Silver Award Submission (PDF, 3,658kB) here.‌ The document has been very slightly modified in order to be compliant with General Data Protection Regulations, but is otherwise complete, including our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan for the next four years. We welcome any comments or feedback to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Mailbox.

Discover more about our commitment to Equality and Diversity across the School.

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