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Department of Physics awarded Athena SWAN Silver award

The Department of Physics is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award, a UK charter granted in recognition of commitment and advancement of gender equality in higher education and research.

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The Department of Physics is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award, a UK charter granted in recognition of commitment and advancement of gender equality in higher education and research.

Receipt of the award coincided with the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences’ Women in Science Week, an annual celebration of women working in STEM.

Professor Peter Main, Head of the Department and Chair of the Faculty’s Equality and Diversity Committee, commented:

I am delighted that we have received Athena SWAN Silver, following on from our Juno Champion recognition last year. These awards reflect the enormous effort we have put in over the last few years in all aspects of diversity and inclusion. But we do not see them as the end of our journey, rather as a springboard to further development and improvement.

Find out more about the work the Department of Physics is doing towards supporting gender equality on their diversity and inclusion page.