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Staffordshire University has joined Athena SWAN, an initiative set up to advance and promote the careers of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education and research.
The University has a long-standing commitment to equality, with well-developed policies and practices that support our staff and students. We also recognise and appreciate the core values of the six Athena SWAN Charter principles, which will enable us to achieve an appropriate gender balance in our STEM subjects, and further support for our current and future female academics.
The work around Athena SWAN is being championed by Deputy Vice Chancellor Martin Jones and we are currently working towards a University Bronze award.
If you would like to find out more about our involvement with Athena SWAN please contact Gill Grainger, Head of Equality and Diversity.
The following six principles form the cornerstone of the Athena SWAN Charter:
As part of our current equality objectives we are examining our staff profile in terms of gender equality; including pay, promotion, representation and maternity returnees. It is envisaged that membership of Athena SWAN will support our objectives by helping to provide a structure for our analysis:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusions Framework 2018-2021