Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Women's focus group - Hub, 22nd October, 2-3pm

The Athena SWAN charter, of which the university is a member, is designed to combat the under-representation and advance the careers of women in STEMM research and academia, as well as improve the working environment for all staff. Following on from the achievement of the university's Bronze Award, SEES is now preparing its own Bronze Award application.

As part of this process, we will be holding two focus groups to gather feedback on current conditions, ongoing concerns and suggestions for future progress. The first of these will be held in the Hub from 2-3pm on the 22nd October.

All female members of the department - PhD students, technical, office, research and academic staff - are invited to join this discussion and voice their opinions in an informal setting. Even if you can't stay the whole time, please drop in when you can and be heard!

Everyone will be welcome at the second meeting on the 12th November (BB4.05, 1-2pm) - so save the date!

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