Silver Athena SWAN Award at The University of Sheffield

Diverse Chemical and Biological Engineering department

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at The University of Sheffield has celebrated the renewal of its Silver Athena SWAN Award. The awards, which run across the University, recognise the dedication of departments and their Athena SWAN teams to grow as ambassadors for gender equality in the higher education sector. 

They also recognise the sustained efforts of colleagues to promote progress and overcome barriers to inclusivity, both for colleagues and for students. 

Dr Annette Taylor, Athena SWAN Champion for Chemical and Biological Engineering, said “Chemical and Biological Engineering has continued to embed the Athena Swan Charter in all its activities through implementation of the action plan developed by Dr Rachel Rothman, following the silver award obtained in 2013. We are thrilled that this has resulted in renewal of the silver award this year. Over the past three years, we have been delighted with the increased percentage of female academic staff and students, in particular the marked increase in the percentage of female of our postgraduate researchers. Moving forwards, our Opportunities Committee has broadened its remit to cover equality and diversity issues for all of our staff and students, to ensure that everyone can achieve their full potential.”

The University of Sheffield is recognised as one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times, and has been recognised as a top employer for workplace equality by the leading LGBT charity Stonewall.

There are many great opportunities available for this highly commended employer. Take a look at their current vacancies.

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