What is Athena SWAN?
Launched in June 2005, the Athena SWAN Charter is a national scheme that promotes gender equality throughout higher education and research. Athena SWAN was initially founded to promote the advancement of women within science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), but it has since expanded to cover gender equality more broadly throughout arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law disciplines for academic, professional and support roles, as well as for students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Athena SWAN Charter is founded on ten key principles, including the requirement to change cultures and attitudes within organisations that have resulted in the under-representation of women in senior academic, professional and support roles, and to tackle gender inequalities.
- Find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter
The School of Mathematical Sciences holds a departmental-level Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN Charter obtained in April 2013, renewed in 2016, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in mathematics, science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.
Athena SWAN in the School of Mathematical Sciences
The 2016/2017 Committee Members:
Dr Shabnam Beheshti (Chair) and Athena SWAN Champion
Dr Robert Johnson
Professor Boris Khoruzhenko
Dr Lucas Lacasa
Miss Megan Liddle
Professor Malwina Luczak
Dr Vincenzo Nicosia
Ms Emily Pitt
Dr Anna Pachol
Mrs Anitha Rajkumar
Miss Louise Sutton
Mrs Jo Young
Further information on Athena SWAN within the School is available here.
Policies and Guidelines
University policies and guidelines :
Flexible working policy: http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/procedures/leave/flex_work/index.html
Family/Parental leave: http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/procedures/leave/maternity/index.html
Family friendly benefits: http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/workqm/paygradingrewards/reward/benefits/familyfriendly/index.html
School policies and guidelines :
For information on supporting staff returning from a long absence and on informal flexible working, click here.
To download the child care support during conference attendance policy and application form, click here.
- Athena SWAN at QMUL
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