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Athena SWAN at the School of Chemistry

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The School of Chemistry's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science and to improving career progression for female academics has been recognised in 2013 by an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Athena SWAN is a project for the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research, and to achieve a significant increase in the number of women recruited to top posts. Athena SWAN is run by the Equality Challenge Unit, which is a registered charity, funded by grants from the UK higher education sector funding bodies, with contributions from Universities UK and GuildHE.

What is Athena SWAN?

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The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.

Athena SWAN Silver Award Ceremony 2013

Left to Right, Prof John Helliwell, Dr Cinzia Casiraghi, Dame Julia Higgins (presenter), Dr Anna Volota

The Silver Award

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This award recognises that in addition to institution-wide policies the School has identified particular challenges and is planning activities to address these for the future.

Our Silver application

Equality & Diversity within the School of Chemistry

Dr Floriana Tuna

Do you have a question about Equality & Diversity within the School of Chemistry? Dr Floriana Tuna is the school Equality & Diversity officer and can be reached at

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