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Department of Informatics

Women in Science

The Department of Informatics is actively working to achieve gender equality, as part of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences’ Women in Science Initiative. Our goal is to create a fair and inclusive environment for all staff and students, so that everyone has available to them the support and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential.

As part of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, we were awarded our Athena SWAN Bronze Award in September 2014. These awards recognise commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research. To gain this award, we had to go through a rigorous self-assessment process in order to identify the particular challenges we face and construct an extensive action plan to address these challenges. You can read the results of our self-assessment and see the details of our action plan in our Athena SWAN Bronze application.

We are now working towards a submission for an Athena SWAN award for the Department of Informatics, building on the work we have already done as part of the Faculty’s Women in Science Initiative. Our department Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team will meet for the first time in September 2016 and these webpages will be kept up to date with information on our progress.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work we’re doing around gender equality in the Department of Informatics, of if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact Dr Elizabeth Black (, the Chair of the Department of Informatics Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team. 

To read more about the work we are doing across the Faculty please see the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences’ Women in Science Initiative webpages.

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