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Tagged With: Athena SWAN

Top tips for an Athena SWAN application

Following our workshop in March, we asked attendees for feedback on the challenge of applying for an Athena SWAN award, and what advice they could give to future applications. I’ve collected these into three ‘top tips’ for those considering an application.

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Athena SWAN applications: Turning data into action

The importance of data in preparing an Athena SWAN application was one of the key messages to the delegates at our Athena SWAN workshop, held in March. Our speakers all agreed on the importance of obtaining good diversity data – both quantitative and qualitative – as a basis for any departmental or institutional Athena SWAN … Continue reading »

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Athena Swan Biosciences Best Practice Workshop

On 7th March 2018, we held our second Athena SWAN Biosciences Best Practice Workshop, timed to lead in with International Women’s day on 8th March. If you weren’t able to attend on the day, footage of parts of the event are able to watch over on the RSB YouTube channel. The Athena SWAN Charter was … Continue reading »

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Men are still more likely to be promoted than women in academia

Dr Pat Goodwin CBiol FRSB, diversity champion for the RSB Council, discusses some of the findings from the ASSET 2016 report. When it comes to academia, are a higher proportion of men than women promoted to their current position? This is true according to the findings of the latest ASSET (Athena Surveys of Science Engineering … Continue reading »

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Tackling the underrepresentation of women in science

By Dr Zenobia Lewis, Senior Lecturer and Co-Chair for University of Liverpool Institute of Learning and Teaching Athena SWAN Team As many in the Higher Education community are aware, the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Athena Swan Charter has been a driving force supporting women in science in the UK for the past decade. The Charter … Continue reading »

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Panellists needed for women in science awards

It is well known that senior positions in universities and research institutes are predominantly filled by men, and moves are being made to tackle this. To increase gender equality, Athena SWAN recognises universities which are committed to the advancement and promotion of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). The Athena SWAN Charter … Continue reading »

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