New Athena SWAN Awards for UofG

The University of Glasgow is delighted to announce it has achieved two new Athena SWAN awards in recognition of its ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students, bringing the current total to an impressive 19 awards across the University. This is in addition to the recent prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award won by the Institute of Health and Wellbeing – the first Gold Departmental Award gained by the University.AthenaSwanGold

The awards, made by Advance HE (formerly the Equality Challenge Unit or ECU), includes a Bronze Athena SWAN award for the School of Life Sciences; and a Bronze Award for the School of Law in the College of Social Sciences.

The latter builds on the School of Law’s Gender Equality Charter Mark award, achieved as part of the expanded Athena SWAN Charter to include non-STEM departments like Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law.

These awards bring current totals to 19 awards, which include one institutional Bronze, one departmental Gold, three departmental Silver, and 14 departmental Bronze awards across 15 Schools and Research Institutes.

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak said: “The College of MVLS is delighted by its most recent Athena SWAN award, and I want to congratulate everyone involved in making this happen.

“This latest award means all Schools and Institutes within the College of MVLS now hold an award, something we are very proud of as we continue our efforts to further equality and diversity not only at the College, but the University as a whole.”

Professor Anne Anderson, Vice-Principal, Head of the College of Social Sciences and Gender Champion of the University, said: “I would like to congratulate all of those involved in achieving these awards, which is great news for the University.

I am also delighted to see the University recognised once again with another Social Sciences Award since the charter scheme was extended.

“At the University of Glasgow, we place a huge amount of value on the important work that local Self-Assessment Teams carry out to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in their research, teaching and learning environments. These efforts are crucial to the University’s strategic ambitions which people at the heart of everything we do.”

There are three levels of Athena SWAN awards: Bronze (planning), Silver (doing), Gold (sustaining).The University of Glasgow was first awarded an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award in April 2013.

First published: 8 May 2018

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