Kent Business School (KBS) is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for both our staff and students. In support of this KBS applied for an Athena Swan Award.
Kent Business School has been awarded a Bronze Award under the Athena SWAN Charter.
Bronze awards recognise that the School has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff. This includes initiatives such as working to promote the number of female students on courses, ensuring an even balance of male and female teaching and academic staff, and putting equality policies in place for all staff.
Dr Samantha Evans, the Athena SWAN lead at KBS said:
“I am delighted that Kent Business School has received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, which is a benchmark in demonstrating our commitment to gender equality and providing a supportive working environment for staff and students. We always strive to create an inclusive work environment where both staff and students feel welcome and are able to achieve their full potential. The Athena Swan Bronze award is an important milestone toward this goal.”
Athena SWAN was set up by Advance HE to support and encourage work done to advance the careers of women in Higher Education. The Athena SWAN Charter is based on ten key principles and its awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support gender equality in academia.
Find out more about Advance HE’s Athena SWAN