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Department of Biochemistry

Athena SWAN

The University's diversity plays a key role in sustaining its academic excellence.

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor (2010-2017).

The Athena SWAN Charter was developed to recognise and celebrate good practice in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) within higher education. The Charter has since been expanded to recognise work undertaken in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBHL), and in professional and support roles, and for transgender staff and students. Thus, the Charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

As a Department we are committed to ensuring that we have a proactive and inclusive approach to equality that supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and which values diversity.

Since receiving an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, a number of new initiatives have been put into place within the Department as part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment for all of our members. These initiatives are largely directed by our Equality and Diversity Committee, whose members represent a cross-section of our Department.

Contact details

E&D Committee Chair  Marc de la Roche

E&D Committee Chair  E&D Committee Chair

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 746853