Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality and diversity is a core principle both within the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the University of Birmingham at large.

A dedicated and continuous effort is being made to actively identify and address issues of inequity within the school. If you have either experienced or witnessed harassment within the school, please read the get help section of this site for available options. If you are a member of the School and have any concerns over EDI matters please visit EDI Concerns.

The School of Physics and Astronomy holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, and is an Institute of Physics Juno Champion. The goal of the Juno initiative is to address gender equality in physics and to encourage better practice for all staff, while also working towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff can achieve their full potential.

Professor Bill Chaplin

Head of Physics & Astronomy

“It is important that our School has at its heart a collegiate and open outlook, where everyone is supportive of each other and feels valued.”

Juno-awardThis site provides details on the ongoing equality and diversity efforts of the school; contact information is given under Meet the Committee, resources on how to actively promote equality and diversity are listed in Get involved. Upcoming news and events are highlighted in the weekly School bulletin.

Also in 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion'

The School also maintained its Athena SWAN Silver award in 2018.