Our School has a vibrant community of academic and administrative staff, working at all levels.
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.
Since then the charter has 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 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.
Our School is currently working towards a November 2020 application for the Athena Swan Bronze award, and is now in the data collection stage of the process.
There are a wide range of opportunities, resources and support networks available for our staff, both within and outside our University.