Mathematics & Statistics Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Committee
We are committed to the Athena SWAN Charter, a framework used worldwide to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. This Charter was initially established in 2005 to encourage and recognise a commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine). It now addresses gender equality more broadly, not just barriers to progression that affect women.
We have a departmental Self-Assessment Athena SWAN team who meet regularly. We work with the Head of Department to ensure equality of opportunity, fair policies and working practices that comply with the University's equal opportunities policy, and to increase gender equality among the demographic of the Department at all levels.
We aim to achieve greater awareness of equality challenges and opportunities within the Department and report to other departmental committees as appropriate. We also coordinate applications for national awards such as Athena SWAN, and review the development and implementation of action plans for implementing positive change.
If you wish to learn more about our Athena SWAN activities, please contact the Athena SWAN Departmental Joint-Chair: Dr Elizabeth Dombi.