Promoting Women in Science
The Athena SWAN Charter is a scheme which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.
Athena SWAN at Lancaster University
In 2008 Lancaster University won its first Bronze Award.
the bronze award was successfully renewed in 2012.
Faculty and department level awards
Lancaster's Faculty of Health and Medicine and The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) were both awarded Athena Swan Bronze awards in 2013.
Plans are underway to submit an application for a Silver award. Lancaster's case for silver will set out the positive changes that have been made in areas such as:
- Promotion and career development
- Support for staff at key career transition points
- Flexible working
- Working culture
- Recruitment of staff
- Representation on decision-making committees
- Cover for maternity and adoption leave and support on return
- Timing of departmental meetings and social gatherings
- Outreach activities
- Induction and training
- Support for female students
Flexible Working Practices
Our Silver Award submission will highlight Lancaster University's encouragement of flexible working practices. Read more about the positive experiences of Science and Technology staff.
On 17th September 2014 the University will hold its 4th Making Professor event about academic promotion, career development and removing barriers to progression.
Fri 18 July 2014
The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons. The Trust's current opportunities include:
Wed 16 July 2014
On National Women in Engineering Day, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) asked three women engineers, recently celebrated by RISE awards, about their work and what can be done to encourage young women into an engineering career.
Thu 26 June 2014