School receives prestigious Athena SWAN Silver award

The 2012 Athena SWAN awards have been released with Chemical Engineering at Manchester receiving the silver award. Only 5 Chemical Engineering Departments have received this award in its history and the School is rightly proud of this achievement

Athena SWAN Silver Award logo

The Athena SWAN Charter is a scheme which recognises excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education. The Charter was launched in June 2005. Any university or research institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.

The beliefs underpinning the Charter are:

  • The advancement of science, engineering and technology (SET) is fundamental to quality of life across the globe.
  • It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area.
  • Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.

For a full list of holders: Current Athena SWAN award holders.

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