Brunel’s Pc Science faculty has been recognised for its pledge on gender equality with a bronze award from the revered Athena SWAN Foundation.
It’s the division’s second declare to the tag and means it joins Scientific Sciences, Life Sciences and Arithmetic which maintain the identical title.
Began in 2005, The Athena SWAN (Scientific Girls’s Educational Community) Award is a nationwide drive to degree up gender equality and assist ladies up the upper schooling profession ladder. Led by Advance HE, it goals to advertise and reward good follow to recruit, maintain and promote ladies teachers in all topics.
“We’re dedicated to making a fairer and extra equal division,” stated Pc Science head, Professor Kate Hone, thanking her workforce. “The self-reflection constructed into the Athena SWAN course of is essential to mapping out our route to attain this.”
Dr Gulce Ipek from Brunel Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion team stated the title exhibits lockdown didn’t dent the college’s exhausting work and focus: “This can be a improbable achievement on account of good teamwork and trustworthy evaluation of the division’s gender range. We proceed to assist Pc Science to create a extra inclusive work place and interact numerous communities specifically college students and workers members from BAME backgrounds.”
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