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Some of the University of Glasgow’s senior women leaders assembled to give their own historic take on a 150-year-old, all-male professors’ photo ahead of celebrations for International Women’s Day 2020.
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The University of Glasgow is delighted to announce it has achieved four new Athena SWAN awards in recognition of its ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students, bringing the current total to an impressive 21 awards across the University.
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In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 the University of Glasgow, working with Glasgow Life, and the Hunterian Museum presented a film screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures followed by a panel discussion.
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The University of Glasgow has been awarded an Institutional Bronze Award under the expanded Athena SWAN Charter, and six schools and institutes have received departmental silver or bronze awards (Oct 2016)
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT
The Women in Research Network (WIRN) are delighted to host Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University. The event will commemorate International Women’s Day and staff of all genders are encouraged to attend.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:43:00 GMT
In May 2015 the Athena SWAN charter expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
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Following a submission in November 2013, it was announced on 1 May 2014 that the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine had both received Bronze Athena SWAN Awards.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:36:00 BST
The University's Gender Equality Steering Group and the Equality and Diversity Unit will monitor progress towards the goals set in the Athena SWAN Action Plan, however all staff need to ensure we are an organisation committed to gender equality.
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How the University achieved its Bronze Award (November 2012)
To support the Bronze Award Application, the University set up an Athena Swan Self Assessment Team in January 2012. This group included representation from across the University.
The Self Assessment Team first met in January 2012. Minutes of these meetings can be found on the Gender Equality Group page.
A draft application and action plan were produced with input from the Self Assessment Team.
In October 2012, five open consultation meetings for staff were held. Self Assessment Team members were in attendance at these meetings to explain and discuss the draft application and action plan and to hear views and comments direct from staff. Staff who were unable to attend any of the scheduled meetings were able contribute to the consultation by emailing their comments directly to the Equality and Diversity Unit.
The finalised documents were approved by the Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee, HR Committee and the Senior Management Group before they were submitted for review by Athena SWAN.
Athena SWAN University Bronze Award
Following a submission in November 2012, the University was awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award at an awards ceremony in April 2013.
At the awards ceremony at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fiona McLachlan, Human Resources Manager in MVLS collected the Athena SWAN Bronze Award on behalf of the University.
The award was granted as the University had:
evidenced that it is committed to advancing women in the STEMM disciplines,
identified the actions required, and
committed the resources necessary to eliminate gender bias and create an inclusive culture that values female staff.
Although Athena SWAN is focused on the STEMM disciplines, the Senior Management Group and the Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee believe that the Bronze Award will have a positive impact across the institution, on both male and female careers and across disciplines.
Silver Award for The School of Physics & Astronomy
At the same awards ceremony the School of Physics & Astronomy was awarded a Silver ‘departmental’ (Athena SWAN terminology) award in recognition that the School already holds the Institute of Physics Juno Champion status.
History of Women at the University of Glasgow
Read about the long history of women at the University from the launch in 1883 of Queen Margaret College which provided the first higher education opportunity for women in Scotland through to our new post-graduate club being named in honour of one of our pioneers, Dr Marion Gilchrist, the first women medical graduate in Scotland and on to Professor Anne Anderson, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences who is now also the University's Gender Equality Champion.