25 Aug 2010   |   Network Updates   |   Update from University of Warwick
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Warwick wins award for equal opportunities for women scientists


Warwick University has been recognised by the Athena Swan Charter for its good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET).

Overall, the university attained bronze status, while the Chemistry and Physics departments were both awarded silver status.

On September 16 representatives from the university will travel to the Royal Society in London to accept the awards from the Charter, which aims to ensure the best female scientists, engineers and technologists are drawn to the most progressive institutions, directly linking greater diversity to academic excellence.

Vice Chancellor of Warwick Nigel Thrift said that receiving the Athena Swan Charter awards demonstrates the university’s commitment to equality in the workplace. “I am extremely proud of our diverse community of staff, students and visitors, and am committed to maintaining our excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring there is equality of opportunity for all,” he said.

“These latest awards further enhance our reputation as a leading institute for promoting women scientists, engineers and technologists.”

For more information about the Athena Swan Charter, visit http://www.athenaswan.org.uk.

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