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Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Equality and inclusion

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Promoting an inclusive environment for all staff and students

The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Charter Bronze Award.

What is the Athena SWAN Charter?

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015, the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law departments, 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. You can read more about the Athena SWAN Charter and the guiding principles by visiting the Athena SWAN website.

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“Gender equality is an important aspect of our community’s commitment to challenging inequality, celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all staff and students."
Dr Julie Walsh Senior Lecturer Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
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Athena SWAN Departmental Bronze Award

Read our acceptance letter for the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and learn more about what makes the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies an inclusive and supportive working environment.

Read our acceptance letter

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Athena SWAN Department Lead Dr Julie Walsh
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873640