Edinburgh Napier University was granted an Athena SWAN bronze award earlier this year. This was following the assessment of a detailed application document that I submitted on behalf of the University in November 2014.
Athena SWAN is the Equality Challenge Unit’s charter for women in science. The charter recognises the commitment of universities to the advancement of women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). As part of its work the Equality Challenge Unit grants bronze, silver and gold awards to organisations that can demonstrate increasing levels of good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in STEMM in higher education.
Today I am travelling to London to the Athena SWAN awards ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich with my colleague Dr Clare Taylor. Here we will accept the University’s bronze award. I have also been invited to deliver a short presentation the work that Clare and I did with the other members of the University’s Athena SWAN Self Assessment team in preparation for the submission of our successful award application. The slides are available on SlideShare, and below.