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Published: 30 April 2015

CES Receive the Athena SWAN Departmental Bronze Award

CES received an Athena SWAN Departmental Bronze Award for their efforts in recognising and advancing the careers of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) in higher education and research. This comes in addition to the Institutional Bronze Award which was awarded to the University in April 2012.

The Vice-Chancellor said: “We are delighted with these awards which recognise the efforts made across the University to ensure a supportive working environment for women and all our staff.”

Professor Lisa Roberts, Executive Lead for Athena SWAN, added: “To receive this award is a fitting and very welcome accolade for the enormous amount of work and commitment shown by staff and students across the University who aim to provide the most progressive and supportive environment possible for career development.”

Professor Vince Emery, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Relations and Executive lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, also said: ‘The main drivers for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy of which gender equality plays an integral part, is the desire to maximise the performance potential of the organisation and create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential, contributing to and sharing success as demonstrated in the Athena SWAN awards.”

This year, 113 higher education institutions, research institutes and individual schools and departments received an ECU Athena SWAN award. It is the highest number of awards presented to date, with the success rate increasing in this round to 73%.

Find out more information about Athena SWAN award.