Celebratory event at the University of Sheffield to recognise Athena SWAN success


University of Sheffield host event to celebrate Athena SWAN awards

University of Sheffield host event to celebrate Athena SWAN awards

The Gender Equality Committee at the University of Sheffield has hosted an Athena SWAN Good Practice Learning and celebratory lunch, in recognition of Athena SWAN success across the University and on-going hard work from all departments.

The event was attended by Athena SWAN Champions and members of the self-assessment teams, all of whom drive forward Athena SWAN activity and progress within departments. Members of the Women’s Network and members of Faculty Equality & Diversity Committees also attended to network and share information and ideas.

Dr Katherine Linehan, Chair of the University Gender Equality Committee and Faculty Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Science, spoke about the good practice model of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) that has been developed in her faculty. The introduction of specific EDI roles at faculty and departmental executive level has led to greater ownership and recognition of EDI, and has enabled equality to be considered in every discussion.

This was followed by Gwendoline Reilly, Director for Women in Engineering, speaking about some of the amazing outreach activity taking place to try and increase the number of women in Engineering. This included Engineering Imagination celebrating International Women in Engineering Day with a day of free activities in the Winter Garden exploring science, engineering and most of all imagination. And with the Faculty of Science, welcoming 600 local female school pupils to the Octagon Centre to learn about how they can transform the world through science, technology, engineering and maths at the annual Exploring STEM for Girls event

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