The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History (DHPA) has received a renewal of its Athena Swan Bronze award for its work progressing gender equality.
Advance HE’s Athena Swan Charter recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academic, professional and support roles, through departments and institutions taking action to identify and overcome barriers to career progression for all.
The School’s successful application was led by Dr Samantha Newington, working closely with the Head of School, Prof. Beth Lord, and School Administration Manager Kate Smith, drawing on analysis conducted by the School’s Self-Assessment Team.
The Athena Swan Bronze Award recognises that an institution or department has an evidence-based action plan and robust governance processes in place to progress gender equality and foster an inclusive environment.
Professor Lord said: “We are delighted to have achieved a renewal of our Athena Swan Bronze Award, first awarded to DHPA in 2016. It reflects our commitment to embedding EDI principles across the School and to creating an inclusive culture for all. The self-assessment process was instructive and we have a range of new initiatives in our action plan which we look forward to progressing in the year ahead.”