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Further Athena SWAN success for the Division

Silver PuffThe Division is delighted to announce that it has been granted a Athena SWAN Silver award by the Equality Challenge Unit, along with two other Divisions in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine*.  

The award, announced today, recognises our continued commitment in supporting gender equality and championing an inclusive working environment for all. 

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

Professor Anne Ridley, chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team (SAT) within the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, says: ‘The Randall Athena SWAN team has been working hard since January 2014 to improve the working environment and career advice in the Randall for all staff and students. We achieved a Bronze Athena SWAN award in April 2015, and then worked on our Silver application, and are delighted to have achieved our Silver Award.  We are looking forward to continue working with everyone in the Randall to develop new initiatives in the future’.

Congratulations to the Division's staff and students for their commitment and hard work! 

*The Cicely Saunders Insitute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation and the Division of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences.