We are delighted that the Equality Challenge Unit announced on April 23rd that the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit had received a Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Athena SWAN Charter has been developed to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM research and academia. The award recognizes actions taken by institutions to monitor and combat unequal representation and evidence of prospective steps enhance future equality of opportunity.
The CBSU’s Athena Swan Application Committee and many other members of staff including the Equality and Diversity Committee worked hard throughout 2014 putting together the application and are delighted with the outcome. This recognition itself forms a positive sign to existing and applying students and job applicants and will encourage us to continue and deepen our measures to ensure equality of opportunity.