The Computer Science Department holds an Athena SWAN - Bronze Award
This award, granted in 2020, recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. The award will be held by the Department until 2024.
Commenting on the award, the University's Provost, Professor Christine Ennew, said:
This is excellent news for Computer Science and the wider Warwick community. I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone in the Department for the significant progress that has been made on gender equality in recent years, and I wish them every success in implementing their Action Plan for this area in the coming years.
What is an Athena SWAN Bronze Award?
The Athena-SWAN Charter recognises commitment to supporting and advancing women's careers in higher education and research, and more broadly a commitment to eliminating gender inequality.
Our Athena SWAN Bronze Award is a testament of the Department's self-awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing us.
To earn a Bronze award, a department must produce a detailed analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing it, relating to gender equality - culminating in a 4-year Action Plan to address these challenges.
The department did this successfully in 2019/20, and will hold its award until 2024. We would like to thank the Self-Assessment Team, and all students and staff who contributed to the questionnaire, the analysis and the consultation.
A Silver award can only be earned after the successful implementation of the Action Plan. Through the continued and dedicated efforts of many staff members, we hope to be able to demonstrate measurable impact of our efforts, and hope to be able to apply for a Silver Award in 2024.
What is our Athena SWAN Action Plan?
We have identified the following areas of improvement in which we are currently focusing our efforts:
- Increasing the number of female students
- Increasing the number of female academics
- Improving student experience and attainment
- Improving staff experience and career progression
- Improving governance and communication