Share your views on gender equality

Published: 27 October 2015

Staff can help shape the University’s approach to gender equality by signing up to a Consultation Event.

Help shape the University’s approach to gender equality, sign up to a Consultation Event to share your views. 

The University was awarded Athena SWAN Bronze Institution status in 2013 in recognition of its commitment to gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

 In May 2015 the Athena SWAN Charter expanded and its principles now extend to:

  • Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, and Law (AHSSBL) disciplines;
  • non-academic staff;
  • work to support Trans people; and
  • the impact of intersectionality on experiences of working and studying in higher education.

The University is applying for a new Institutional Bronze Award in April 2016 in recognition of its commitment to gender equality, more generally, and not solely barriers to progression that affect academic women.

An Action Plan is currently being developed and to help with this Consultation Events are being held over the next 6 weeks. All staff are invited to take part.

These events are relevant to many groups and will cover a range of topics, including: Flexible Working; Managing Career Breaks; Key Career Transition Points and Career Development; Experiences of Parents and Carers; and Organisational Culture and Practice

For more information about these events and to register, please follow the links below:

Athena SWAN Charter: Research Staff Perspective -Friday 13 November 2015, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Key Career Transition Points and Career Development- Monday 16 November, 14.00pm – 16.00pm

Parents and Carers Coffee Session and Workshop, Wednesday 18 November, 10.00am -12.00pm or 14.00pm – 16.00pm

Embedding Athena SWAN Principles amongst Professional and Support Staff: Tay House Monday 23 November, 14.00pm – 16.00pm

Athena SWAN Charter: Garscube Session Wednesday 9 December 2015, 10.00am – 12.00pm

More information on the Athena SWAN Charter can be found at Athena Swan.

The University’s Athena SWAN Application, including 2012-2016 Action Plan, is available here:

First published: 27 October 2015

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