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Warwick Law School receives Athena Swan Silver Award for its progress in supporting gender equality

We are proud to announce that Warwick Law School’s application for the Athena Swan Silver Award has been successful. This award recognises our outstanding continued commitment to advancing gender equality in the School.

Athena Swan Silver Award LogoWhat is Athena SWAN?

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Warwick Law School’s award will be valid until March 2029.

Robert Horton, Chair of the Athena Swan Working Group commented:

“The Law School is proud to have its progress towards the goal of addressing gender inequalities and embedding inclusive cultures recognised with a departmental Athena Swan Silver Award from Advance HE. The award has been achieved through the hard work of the Law School’s Athena Swan Working Group, the EDI Committee, and all the other staff and student members of the Law School who strive to make a positive impact on our community. We look forward to building on our successes and continuing our progress.”

Congratulations to the team and all who were involved in making this happen.

Next steps

Whilst celebrating this milestone, we recognise that our journey towards gender equality is ongoing. Moving fowards, we are committed to implementing an action plan that prioritises:

  1. Enhancing the sense of community among staff and students by fostering inclusivity and addressing pertinent concerns.
  2. Tackling inequalities by striving for gender balance in leadership roles and facilitating the career progression of all staff members, regardless of gender.
  3. Improving the usefulness of our Culture Survey through increased frequency and broader participation.

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Fri 15 Mar 2024, 10:00 | Tags: Award, Staff in action