We believe that the involvement of women in chemistry research and teaching is essential to its advancement as a subject.
We have therefore resolved to be part of the University-wide effort to encourage and nurture gender equality and diversity in higher education. In recognition of this, we are delighted that our Department received a Bronze Athena SWAN award in May 2016. We will continue to meet and exceed this standard in the future. Indeed, as a result of our Athena SWAN work to promote gender equality in the Department, as many as 58% of our chemistry undergraduate students and 40% of chemistry postgraduate students are women. In addition, 40% of our teaching, research and support staff in Chemistry are women (2018 data).