Department of Physics

Project JUNO

The Department is a member of the Institute of Physics' equality and diversity initiative, Project Juno.

Facilitated through the Departmental Equality and Diversity Committee, Project Juno promotes best practices for equality and diversity within UK physics departments through five principles:

  1. A robust organisation framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward
  2. Appointment and selection processes and procedures that encourage all to apply for positions at all levels
  3. Departmental structures and systems which support and encourage the progression or promotion of all and enable them 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 within the department
  5. Flexible approaches and provisions that enable individuals, at all career and life stages, to optimize their contribution to their department, institution and to science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Department Status

The Department is currently a Juno practitioner and has completed key actions:

  • Creation of physics researcher programme, allowing researchers to raise concerns, issues or questions with colleagues
  • Collection of quantitaive diversity information
  • Collection of qualitative survey information
  • Regular Departmental awareness and reporting

The department is working towards:

  • Assessing changes to Applicant and Open Days to emphasize diversity and monitor feedback
  • Continuing to develop quantitative and qualitative data acquisition, as well as define ownership for obtaining and analyzing information
  • Developing unconscious bias training, extending out to all staff and potentially students
  • Reviewing existing policies and guidelines
  • Working with University, Faculty and Department to develop work allocation model

To find out more, visit the University's equality and diversity website or the Institute of Physics' website. You can also contact us with any questions you may have.