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.
Silver Awards at Lancaster University
Lancaster Physics Department and Faculty of Health and Medicine were awarded Athena Swan Silver awards in 2014.
Lancaster's Bronze Awards
In 2008 Lancaster University won its first Bronze Award.
The bronze award was successfully renewed in 2012.
Lancaster's Faculty of Health and Medicine and The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) were both awarded Athena Swan Bronze awards in 2013.
About Athena SWAN
Athena SWAN award submissions 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
An important part of Lancaster University's Athena SWAN submissions is its encouragement of flexible working practices. Read more about the positive experiences of Science and Technology staff.
The Royal Society's Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme is now open for applications (closing date 12 Jan 2015).
This scheme provides funding for outstanding, early-career scientists in the UK who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Find out more information including case studies about current holders.
Tue 11 November 2014
The Windsor Fellowship in partnership with BAE Systems are offering the 'Futures in Engineering' programme which consists of a 12 week summer internship with BAE Systems with professional mentoring.
Fri 31 October 2014
Applications are invited for four Sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships that will be hosted and sponsored by the University of Sussex.
Fellows are paid a salary, with a small additional allowance for expenses such as conference attendance. The fellowships are intended for individuals returning to research in STEM subjects. Find out more at: www.daphnejackson.org.
Thu 23 October 2014