We are committed to promoting a positive and inclusive environment for all our colleagues.
We aim for equality at all stages of careers, from undergraduates all the way to professors and senior management.
The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEM) employment in higher education and research. The University of Essex was awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in November 2013 in recognition of its continuing work to support women in STEM.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences will submit an application for a Bronze Department Award in April 2018.
There is a wide range of opportunities, resources and support networks available for our staff, both within and outside our University.