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,
Athena SWAN Bronze Award Application:
Recent Athena Swan Events
- 30 June 2014 School SeminarProf. Eileen Ingham, University of Leeds "Research, translation and commercialisation of acellular biological scaffolds"
- 24 June 2014, 3rd RSC Younger Member Symposium (YMS2014)Professor Lesley Yellowlees, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry “Identity, Impact and Voice or ‘How did I get here?'”
- 9 October 2013, Athena-Swan SeminarProf. Dame Athene Donald, University of Cambridge "Facilitating Women's Progression to the Top"
Previous Athena Swan Events
- 13 September 2012, Athena Swan Information Event, School of Chemistry
- 13 September 2012, Women in Science Network Evening, RSC Birmingham and West Midlands, Winterbourne Gardens, UoB
- 2 November 2012, Athena Swan SeminarProfessor Robin Perutz, FRS, "Activities at York" Chemistry College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Staff house
- 28 January 2012, Athena Swan Informationm Event: Data and Activities in Chemistry.
- 27 June 2014 - Dr Zoe Schnepp was one of this year’s Soap Box Science female scientists presenting to the general public on London’s South Bank. Click here for videos, photos and press coverage of the event.
- 2 May 2014 – Dr Zoe Schnepp talks to Chemistry World about her work and career. Click hear to read the article.
- 19 August 2013 – Dr Zoe Schnepp features in the Independent as one of their Women in Science.Click here to read the article.
- Nuffield Summer Student gets to the final of NSEC - Janie at the Big Bang fair presenting the work that she did in the Schnepp lab. Click here to find out more.
- A group of students with the alginate molecule they built at a recent Girls in STEM Day.
- Emily Doyle, a 2nd Year Undergraduate, represented the Chemical Sciences at the RSC Three Counties Show.
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