Kingston University is proud to have renewed its Athena SWAN bronze award for a further four years demonstrating its commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.
The Charter, which was established in 2005 initially focused on the under representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). In 2015 the Charter was expanded to include all subject areas, both academic and professional services staff and for trans staff and students. However, this new Athena SWAN awards recognises and celebrates good employment practices for both men and women working in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL) disciplines as well as STEMM disciplines together with the support provided to trans staff and students.
Kingston's Vice-Dean for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Dr Lucy Jones - who headed up the University's Athena SWAN submission said the plan was to use this as a stepping stone to achieving a future silver award. "We are firmly committed to furthering equality and diversity to improve the staff and student experience for all".
Annie Hughes, Head of Academic Staff Development said "This really is wonderful news and reflects Kingston's commitment to ensuring that we are as inclusive a university as we can be. The positive conversations that I am hearing across the institution highlight the growing interest amongst our staff and students around equality diversity and inclusion which is absolutely fabulous."
Kingston University has been Awarded two Bronze Department awards with more departmental bronze award submissions throughout 2019 and 2020.
School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry July 2018
School of Computer Science and Mathematics January 2019
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