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.
Physics Department Awarded IOP Juno Champion Status
The Physics Department's efforts to increase the representation of women in physics has been recognised by the award of Juno "Champion" status by the Institute of Physics.
Tue 02 July 2013
WInSET debate 2013
Nottingham University's Women in Science Engineering and Technology Group are holding an interesting debate on 3 July: "This house supports the motion that academia does not provide equal opportunities for females and males to obtain professorial posts in STEMM — science, technology, engineering, mathematics & medicine — subjects." More info
Thu 16 May 2013
The 'Missing Women' in Higher Education Leadership Conference
This one day conference on Wednesday 26 June, hosted by The Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, contributes to current debates within and beyond higher education about 'the missing women at the top'.
Tue 09 April 2013