University secures four new Athena SWAN bronze awards

University secures four new Athena SWAN bronze awards

The University is celebrating further Athena SWAN success with four new Bronze departmental awards. The Schools of Social Science, Education and Biological Sciences and the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences have each received the accolade.

The Athena SWAN charter aims to address the lower proportion of women than men found in academic, professional, and support roles, and recognise departments and institutions taking action to identify and overcome barriers to career progression for both sexes.

Commenting on the success, Margaret Ross, Vice-Principal for People said: “I would like to congratulate all of our colleagues who contributed towards these four new Athena SWAN awards. Advancing gender equality is an area for which we’re all responsible, and it’s wonderful to see colleagues taking ownership of this in their academic areas and for those efforts to be recognised with the bronze award.”

Earlier this year, we also celebrated the renewal of the University’s bronze award, as well as departmental bronze awards in the Business School, the School of Divinity History and Philosophy, the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, the Law School and the Rowett Institute.

To find out more about the Athena SWAN charter visit www.abdn.ac.uk/athenaswan

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