Women in Science
The Institute of Physics runs the Project Juno scheme which aims to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men. The Department of Physics is delighted to have been awarded, by the Institute of Physics, Juno Practitioner Status. The Department is now working towards moving from Practitioner to Champion status within the Juno Framework.
The Department of Physics sits within the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, meaning we take a collective approach to Equality and Diversity. This is promoted through the Faculty’s Equality and Diversity Champion and the Faculty Equality and Diversity Committee. The Department Equality and Diversity Committee in the Department of Physics is a sub-committee of the Faculty's Equality and Diversity committee, as well as providing a specific focus on Physics. In September 2014 the Faculty was awarded Athena SWAN Bronze status in recognition of the steps that have been taken so far within the Faculty as a whole, as it endeavours to ensure that gender equality is embedded in its culture and practice. Find out more about the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Women in Science Initiative.
The Five Principles of Project Juno
1. A robust organisational framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward
2. Appointment and selection processes and procedures that encourage men and women to apply for academic posts at all levels
3. Departmental structures and systems which support and encourage the career progression and promotion of all staff and enable men and women to progress and continue in their careers
4. Departmental organisation, structure, management arrangements and culture that are open, inclusive and transparent and encourage the participation of all staff
5. Flexible approaches and provisions that enable individuals, at all career and life stages, to optimise their contribution to their department, institution and to SET
To be recognised as a Juno Champion a department would need to embed the five Juno Principles throughout.