School of Social Sciences recognised for equality and diversity
23 February 2015
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has announced that the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University has been recognised for a commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education.
Achieving Bronze level in the ECU's gender equality charter mark (GEM) signifies the first stage in the process of improving representation, progression and success of both staff and students.
Professor Amanda Coffey, Head of School said: "I am delighted that the School has been awarded bronze level by the ECU. We are continually working towards a more dynamic and diverse academic community and consider this award as recognition of that hard work. There is still much to do to on the journey towards fair representation this first step is something we are extremely proud of".
The Equality Challenge Unit works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across the UK and in colleges in Scotland. The Athena Swan Charter has been developed to encourage and recognise commitment to combating this underrepresentation and advancing the careers of women in STEMM research and academia.
The Department of Politics, Cardiff Business School and the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University have also previously been awarded Bronze status by the ECU.