Athena Swan Silver success for Health Sciences
We are delighted to announce that the University of Surrey’s School of Health Sciences has been awarded an Athena Swan Silver award.
This award builds on the School’s previous Bronze award and as part of the Silver application, the School developed a new action plan to build on past achievements and to continue to promote gender equality.
“We have developed ambitious plans and I look forward to seeing them develop to bring about real change and move towards greater equality, diversity and inclusion.”Jill Maben
Commenting, Jill Maben, said: “I am delighted that the work of the School of Health Sciences has been formally recognised by this successful outcome. This achievement demonstrates the impact of our activities and our commitment to developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
“It was a team effort, and I am grateful for all the help and support received from the Athena Swan Implementation Team, the University’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion team and the School’s Senior Management Team.
“We have developed ambitious plans and I look forward to seeing them develop to bring about real change and move towards greater equality, diversity and inclusion.”
In addition to this Silver award, the School of Biosciences was recently awarded a Gold award, the Physics department holds a Juno Award and an Athena Swan Silver award – and the University holds a further 16 Departmental Bronze awards.
The University, as an institution, holds an Athena Swan Bronze award and submitted an Athena Swan Silver submission on Friday 28 July – the outcome of which will be known later in the year.
If you have any questions or queries in relation to Athena Swan and gender equality at the University of Surrey, please contact Michael Hassell for further information.