Athena SWAN promotes commitment to gender equality in STEMM subjects

University of Exeter’s commitment to gender equality in the sciences confirmed

The University of Exeter’s commitment to gender equality in science disciplines has been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.

Four departments across the University have been bestowed with Athena SWAN awards.

Both the Medical School and Sport and Health Sciences have Silver department awards, while Mathematics and Computer Science and Psychology were granted Bronze awards.

Provost of the University, Professor Janice Kay, said: “I am delighted that these departments have been recognised by the Athena SWAN Charter with Silver and Bronze awards. It is a testament to the commitment and dedication shown by everyone involved to promote the careers of women in science and medicine.

“Exeter is absolutely committed to providing a culture and environment that support women to reach their full potential, and these awards recognise the progress we continue to make.”

Launched in 2005, the Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

The University of Exeter has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since 2011 and gained its Bronze institutional award in 2012.

Date: 2 October 2014

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