University of Dundee

University’s gender equality commitment earns Athena SWAN Institution Award

09 Oct 2017

In recognition of our commitment to gender equality, the University of Dundee has been granted an Athena SWAN Institution Bronze Award under the expanded charter terms.

This award represents a very significant amount of work from colleagues across the University over the last three years and recognises our self-reflection as described in our 2017 application and our commitments for further progress through the delivery of our 2017-2021 four-year Athena SWAN institution action plan.

Prof Nic Beech, Vice-Principal (Provost) and Athena SWAN institution champion said, “The achievement of our new Athena SWAN institution award highlights our continued commitment to progressing this vital work for everyone across our community. Diversity with shared purpose is the heart of a high performance community and this is an excellent foundation for our ambitions over the next five years”.

Pam Milne, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development said, “I am delighted that the University has achieved this recognition.  It is a signal to all, that the University recognises the importance of this agenda for all staff, as a key part of being an inclusive employer”.

The institution was granted its first award in 2013 in recognition of its support for women in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). Since May 2015 the new, expanded charter has been open to all AHSSBL subjects (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law) and also recognises support for all academic and professional services staff and students and work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly.

The University has Athena SWAN activity in all Schools and all of our STEMM Schools are current Athena SWAN award-holders.

On Monday 27 November the annual Athena SWAN lecture takes place where you can enjoy a celebratory mince pie afterwards.