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Women in Science

We are a member of Athena Swan, which recognises our commitment to the advancement of gender equality.

The Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. In May 2015 the Charter was expanded to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL), professional and support roles, and trans staff and students.

In 2009, we became one of the first universities to receive a Bronze award which we still hold today. Many Schools have now achieved Athena SWAN Bronze awards, and one School, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, holds a Silver award. In total we have 15 Athena Swan awards, an achievement which demonstrates our full commitment to gender equality at Cardiff University.

The University also has a Cardiff Women in Science network which exists to support female scientists across the University. The network promotes sustained progression and gender equality through multidisciplinary networking, mentoring, professional development and sharing information. It is open to anyone with an interest in science and has members from all academic backgrounds from PhD students to professors.