Athena Swan Bronze award

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The School of Computing is delighted to announce it has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its gender equality work.

The Athena Swan Charter is designed to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

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.

The School of Computing was one of four Schools in the University to be given the Bronze award along with The School of Psychology, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Cox and The Dean of Sciences, Professor Mark Burchell passed on their congratulations.

The awards will be officially presented at a ceremony to be held at the University of Southampton on 10 December 2018.