The ICG is one of three University of Portsmouth departments to win an Athena SWAN Bronze Award recently. This award recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers.
The award, presented by the Equality Challenge Unit, encourages and celebrates good employment practices for women across both STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and – for the first time this year – non-STEM disciplines. More than 84 Athena SWAN awards, including seven at institutional level, were granted to UK universities from 128 applications.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith said: “We want to ensure that the University supports the very best people by drawing talent from the widest pool of individuals from across society.
“This means enshrining equality and inclusivity in all that we do, so I’m thrilled to see three of our departments being named as award-winners this year.”
Daniel Thomas, ICG Athena SWAN Champion, comments: “We are very happy about this award, and I would like to thank the Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team, Holly Green, Dida Markovic, Karen Masters, Michael Tarr, and David Wands for their hard work. This is only the beginning, and we will now swiftly start working on implementing our action plan with an eye on applying for Athena SWAN Silver in three years time.”
The institutional Athena SWAN action plan can be read here.