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Athena Swan

Silver Athena Swan

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies' commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade.

The School has been awarded the prestigious silver award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science. The Charter commends good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research, and awards success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women.

Sheila Hunt, Head of School, said about the award:

''We are the first school of Nursing and Midwifery to be awarded a Silver Athena SWAN in the UK.  As a School we invest in all our staff, promoting an environment that values  diversity and  promotes equality of opportunity. I am delighted that this has been recognised with this award, and we will continue to aspire to provide opportunities for all our staff to develop both personally and professionally.''

Cardiff University itself is one of only 19 universities nationwide to have been awarded a prestigious bronze award, in 2009.