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Athena SWAN

I am writing to give my utmost support to the Department of Pathology’s application for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. The Department is committed whole-heartedly to promoting the careers of women in science...

The Action Plan is evidence of the Department's support for the promotion of the Athena SWAN ethos and it has my wholehearted and enduring support.

Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS, Professor of Pathology and Head of Department

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.