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Warwick Achieves Silver Athena SWAN status

Congratulations to the University who has become only the fourth institution to achieve silver Athena SWAN status for its work supporting the Charter for Women in Science.

Congratulations also go to both the Mathematics Institute and the Department of Statistics who were awarded Bronze status.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research. Warwick was the only university to receive the Institutional Silver award in this round.

Professor Alison Rodger, Chair of the Athena SWAN Network Group at Warwick, said:

The University's Athena SWAN silver award is a great recognition of the progress we have made in supporting our female academics in their careers. A number of people have put in a lot of effort to get us to this place.

However, we are the first to acknowledge that it is a journey and we have no intention of resting on our laurels. Looking forward, we plan to use our Athena SWAN action plans to make Warwick a better place for all of our staff, both male and female.

The Silver award requires a substantial number of departments to hold individual awards before the University can apply for an institutional award at that level. The departments of Chemistry, Physics and the Medical School all hold silver departmental awards.

The University has previously held an Institutional Bronze Award and the Departments of Engineering, Psychology, and School of Life Sciences already hold bronze departmental awards.

The recent award round was the biggest yet, with 112 award submissions and 17 panels. We join only three other universities in the country with this status – Imperial College London, Queens University Belfast and Nottingham University.

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