The Athena SWAN Charter aims to advance representation of women in science, engineering and technology. It promotes and rewards good employment practice in the recruitment, retention and progression of female academics.
To find more about the principles of the Charter:
To find more about the University Bronze Award,
School of Chemistry Athena SWAN Bronze Award Application:
Recent Athena SWAN Events
- 3rd November 2015, Athena SWAN Seminar 13:00 - Prof. Jane Hill, University of York (Biosciences E102) "Path to Athena SWAN Gold - Some Reflections from Biology at York"
- 20th July 2015, Career Talk 09:30 - Prof. Eric Anslyn, University of Texas (Haworth 203) "Professor Anslyn: Career in Research"
- 29th June 2015, Athena SWAN Seminar 14:00 - Prof. Paul Walton, University of York (Haworth 101) "Equality for Women in Science: Now, Sometime, Never?"
- 24th March 2015, Physics International Women's Day Celebration 13:30 - Prof. Yvonne Elsworth, University of Birmingham (The Barber Institute, Lecture Theatre G11) "A Random Walk From Undergraduate to Poynting Professor"
- 5th February 2015, Athena SWAN Workshop 12:30 - Dr Brendan Burchell, University of Cambridge (Muirhead Tower 710) "Employment and Well-Being: How Much Work Should We Do in the 'Good Life'?"
Previous Athena SWAN Events
- 30th June 2014 School Seminar Prof. Eileen Ingham, University of Leeds "Research, translation and commercialisation of acellular biological scaffolds"
- 24th June 2014, 3rd RSC Younger Member Symposium (YMS2014) Prof. Lesley Yellowlees, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry “Identity, Impact and Voice or ‘How did I get here?'”
- 9th October 2013, Athena SWAN Seminar Prof. Dame Athene Donald, University of Cambridge "Facilitating Women's Progression to the Top"
- 2nd November 2012, Athena SWAN SeminarProfessor Robin Perutz, FRS, "Activities at York" Chemistry College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Staff house
- 13th September 2012, Athena SWAN Information Event, School of Chemistry
- 13th September 2012, Women in Science Network Evening, RSC Birmingham and West Midlands, Winterbourne Gardens, UoB
- 28th January 2012, Athena SWAN Information Event: Data and Activities in Chemistry.
Recent Athena SWAN Outreach Events
- 16th September 2015 - Dr Louise Male hosted a "Girls in STEM" workshop in the School of Chemistry
- 15th July 2015 - Dr Sarah Horswell ran a "Headstart - Materials for Energy" workshop
- 21st - 22nd April 2015 - The School of Chemistry again hosted the Salter's Festival of Chemistry, with participation from numerous schools across the West Midlands
Previous Athena SWAN Outreach Events
The Equality and Diversity Committee
The group is set up to assess data involving gender information, policies and procedures in the School and work towards the recognition of the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
How to get involved
Please contact one of the members of the group.
Equality and diversity
Personal Skills Award
Guild of students
Volunteering activities that the students run include:
- Selly Oak Play Scheme (SOPS)
SOPS meet in The Underground in the Guild every Sunday morning, and offer activities to the children in the local community, promoting good relationships between the University and people from the local area. All the children are between 7 and 11 years old. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturday Morning Play Scheme (SMPS)
Double award winning SMPS caters for children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties. The group organises a whole host of trip and activities for the children, who are all between the ages of 9 and 12.
Student parent/carer resources
Children’s holiday activities and sport