Two Warwick departments have achieved Athena Swan Silver awards, marking their commitment to ensuring inclusivity, diversity, and equality of opportunity for all.
Warwick Medical School and the School of Engineering have progressed from a Bronze to a Silver award, recognising the actions taken by those departments on challenges, and the impact they have demonstrated.
Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Dean of Medicine at WMS, said:
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the submission, particularly our Athena Swan co-chairs Kirstie Haywood and Paramjit Gill and the wider WMS Self-Assessment Team for managing the process so efficiently and putting together an excellent submission. Our Silver award builds on the Bronze we held previously and confirms our commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. We will now continue working towards our goal of achieving a Gold award!”
Dr Joanna Collingwood, Chair of the Self Assessment Team in Engineering, said:
"I am delighted to see the School of Engineering’s sustained work towards gender equality recognised with a Silver award under the Athena Swan Charter. This success reflects the genuine commitment from the School to advance equality and diversity, and the support from University of Warwick and our external partners to enable progress in the sector."
What is Athena Swan?
The Athena Swan Charter is an important indicator of work undertaken to address gender equality in academia and professional and support roles.
The University holds an Institutional Silver Award.