University Athena SWAN Bronze Award - April 2013

Published: 14 October 2014

The University is awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award and the School of Physics and Astronomy gets a Silver 'departmental' 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.

Photograph of an Athena SWAN award ceremony

The University's award was granted as it 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.

You can view the University's final submitted documents below.
University of Glasgow Athena SWAN Bronze Award Application - Final submission

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 presented with a Silver ‘departmental’ (Athena SWAN terminology) award in recognition that the School already holds the Institute of Physics Juno Champion status.


First published: 14 October 2014