Athena SWAN in Natural & Mathematical Sciences
The Athena SWAN charter was launched in 2005 to recognise commitment of institutions that promote and advance careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), in academia. You can find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter here
King College London gained its bronze institutional award in 2008 and renewed this award in 2013 and again in 2017 and the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Science (NMS) held a Bronze award between September 2014 and November 2017 before departments began to work on their own individual applications.
The work at faculty level continues and you can find the NMS Bronze application here. Further information about KCL Athena SWAN bronze award is also available.
The Department of Informatics were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award in April 2018 and the Department of Physics, which was awarded Institute of Physics Practitioners status in 2015 continue to work towards Champion status.
The Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics continue their work with their Self Assessment Teams (SAT) to drive activity within their local areas with the aim to apply for Athena SWAN bronze awards in the near future.
NMS Self Assessment Teams (SAT)
The Self-Assessment Team's principal responsibility is to guide the individual department in it's preparation and submission of an Athena SWAN award, and to oversee the implementation of the action plan. In 2016, each department created their own SAT or Equality & Diversity Committee who begin to formulate and implement their own action plans.
Each SAT has a diverse membership of male and female academics, research staff, research students and professional services staff. The groups discuss, implement, promote and monitor objectives and strategies aimed at improving the working and learning environment for all.