Athena SWAN Award

Issued: Thu, 10 May 2018 15:12:00 BST

‌The School of Life Sciences received a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students on Tuesday 8 May.

The recent awards, made by Advance HE (formerly the Equality Challenge Unit or ECU), also include a Bronze award for the School of Law in the College of Social Sciences, bringing the current total to an impressive 19 awards across the University.

The totals include one institutional Bronze, one departmental Gold, three departmental Silver, and 14 departmental Bronze awards across 15 Schools and Research Institutes.

The School’s Athena SWAN co-chair, Dr Victoria Paterson, tweeted: “Thrilled with our Athena SWAN Bronze award for @UofGSoLS. Huge effort from the SAT especially my co-chair @olwynbyron [Professor Olwyn Byron]. Great to see the AS principles being embedded in our everyday practice.”

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