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Athena SWAN Awards in the School of Science

We're delighted that our Department of Biological Sciences was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2018. The Department of Psychological Sciences was successful in gaining an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2016, which was renewed in 2019. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is working towards an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Birkbeck, University of London, has held an Athena SWAN Bronze Award since 2012 and this was renewed in 2017 by the Equality Challenge Unit.

Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to recognise and celebrate good employment practice for women working in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. From 2015 the charter was extended to recognise the commitment to gender equality more broadly for staff in academic, professional support roles and for trans staff and students.

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