Athena SWAN Silver Award

The Department of Biology successfully submitted a Departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award in November 2017.

The submission and action plan can be found here.

We received excellent feedback on our submission from Advance HE including their overview assessment: “This is a strong submission that evidences a track record of effective activity. Equality and diversity work is clearly embedded in the school, rather than being driven by Athena SWAN cycles. The school is a leader within the institution. Where there are areas that need further attention, these are recognised and actions are in place.”

Advance HE also produce a resource highlighting examples of good-practice from each submission round. Our submission was noted for Undergraduate tutorials on unconscious bias and disability issues. More information on these tutorials is available on our activities page.

We are now working on implementation of our action plan – the outcomes of which are recorded in many of our news posts. Biology staff can also view our progress updates here.