Equality and Diversity
The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to providing an equitable environment for study and work, in line with the principles of Project Juno of the Institute of Physics. This was recognised in October 2011 by the award of Juno Champion status, in view of positive steps taken in this direction.
Our undergraduate intake consists of about 20-25% women, and this ratio hardly varies throughout all classes through to graduation, as shown in Figure 1 below. The ratio of female to male in our student population has hardly changed in the last 15 years, as shown in Figure 2, which illustrates the trends in our Physics 1 class size since 1997. We are constantly working towards increasing the intake fraction of female students, but it would appear that once here, female students progress at least as well as their male counterparts in their studies, and that we provide a learning environment in which female and male students prosper equally.
It should be noted that there are women in all levels of Physics and Astronomy staff, right up to Professors leading research groups and institutes, and we are very committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees of the School of Physics and Astronomy.
There is also a Juno section on the Physics and Astronomy Moodle site at http://physci.moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=260 Please contact email@example.com to find out about access"