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.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Survey: When grad students become parents

The American Chemical Society's magazine, Chemical and Engineering News, is looking for information on life as a student parent as it updates its last look at the issue in 2009. While their focus is on US-based experiences, all views are welcome - and check out the article when it is published!

HOW SUPPORTIVE IS YOUR GRADUATE INSTITUTION TOWARD STUDENTS BECOMING PARENTS?
For many young chemists, when to start a family can be a difficult decision.  Universities are increasingly instituting policies to support graduate students and postdocs who are pregnant, offering maternity and paternity leave, and guaranteeing one's job will still be there when they return. 

C&EN is updating its 2009 story on parental accommodation policies for graduate students, C&EN, Jan. 12, 2009, page 39.
Share with us how your institution rates regarding its policies towards students starting families.  Survey closes on March 1.

Find the survey here.

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