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25 October 2018

Athena SWAN Silver

Athena SWAN Silver again for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

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We are delighted to announce that the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences has been awarded the Athena SWAN Charter silver award again for 2018.

The Athena SWAN charter was launched in 2005 to recognise the commitment of institutions that promote and advance careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in academia.  The faculty was awarded silver in 2015 on their first submission, and this latest achievement shows their continued dedication and commitment in recognising advancement of gender equality.

Professor Mike Curtis, Executive Dean of the Faculty said: “This is a great achievement and reflects our commitment to equality at the faculty. Many thanks to all those involved in the process, and especially to Richard Cook and Suzanne Scott who led on the submission.”

Dr Richard Cook, Faculty Lead for the Athena SWAN submission said: “It was a privilege to lead such an enthusiastic and committed team of colleagues, united in a desire to sustain and further develop the equality agenda throughout the faculty. This also reflects our continuing commitment to remaining an equitable and bias free place of research, learning, work and clinical care provision to the populations that we serve, within the broader reach of the Dental Institute’s NHS partners. We are delighted to have maintained our Silver Award into 2022.”

The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences is committed to the advancement of women in science. Through the Athena SWAN initiative, we are actively working to improve the representation of women in STEMM in Higher Education. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.