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Silver Athena SWAN Silver award recognition

1 June 2020

Sir Martin Evans Building
Sir Martin Evans Building

The School of Biosciences has been recognised for its continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion through the retention of its Athena SWAN Silver Award.

The Athena SWAN Charter was established to reward efforts that address equality for all members of a University - promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion for all staff and students.

The School of Biosciences was previously awarded the Silver Award for its commitments to improving the work-place culture, and the School will retain its Athena SWAN silver status until 2025.

Professor Daniela Riccardi, Deputy Head of School and Staff and Working Environment Committee Chair at the School of Biosciences, said: “We are delighted to share some good news in these difficult times, with our School being recognised for our continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

“This prestigious award is based on real, tangible evidence of practices and activities aimed at ensuring equality of opportunities for everyone, from undergraduate students through to senior academic and professional services staff.

“We would like to extend our thanks to everybody who contributed in any manner towards achieving this award. We will continue our efforts to ensure an excellent culture within our School for our staff and students.”

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