The Athena SWAN Charter evolved from work between the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), to advance the representation of women in science, engineering and technology (SET). The Charter was officially launched in June 2005 with the support of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET (UKRC).
The School of Maths and Physics is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the school is committed to supporting the career progression of women in science, engineering and technology in line with the beliefs of the Athena SWAN Charter which are:
The School of Mathematics & Physics was awarded a SWAN Silver Award to recognize and celebrate good employment practice for women working in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in higher education and research. The School's submission was coordinated by a team of 17 people and the award was formally presented to the School SWAN Champion, Professor Adele Marshall, at an awards ceremony at Imperial College London.
Find out more about Athena Swan Charter on the Equality Challenge Unit's website
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
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