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More Athena SWAN success for the Faculty

The Faculty is delighted to announce that four Divisions have been granted Athena SWAN Bronze awards by the Equality Challenge Unit. These Divisions are Cancer Studies, Genetics & Molecular Medicine, Health & Social Care Research, and the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics. They join the five existing award holders in the Faculty, which received awards last April.

The awards, announced last Wednesday, recognise commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics) subjects. The Divisions were among a total of seven departmental awards granted to King’s. The Dental Institute, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience received two silvers and a bronze respectively.  

To achieve Athena SWAN awards, applicants sign up to the Athena SWAN Charter and undertake thorough self-assessment of their practices, and develop measurable action plans to further good practice and address areas for improvement within three years. 

The ECU commented that: ‘It is the highest number of awards [across the country] presented to date, with the success rate increasing in this round’. Other Divisions will be submitting for Athena SWAN awards this year, and we look forward to more successes.