UCL Biochemical Engineering Renews Athena Swan Silver Award

16 October 2015

Athena Swan Silver AwardUCL Biochemical Engineering has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN Silver Award, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.

The Athena SWAN charter recognises and celebrates good employment practices for women working in higher education and research. It aims to assist in the recruitment, retention and promotion in STEMM.

Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker, Head of Department, said ‘Working to achieve real parity of opportunity is a key part of the departmental fibre. It is really encouraging that we have retained our Silver Award which recognises this. Over the next period we have concrete plans to step up our activities still further, to broadcast our experiences and engage with the wider community as part of the pan-UCL agenda for achieving equality in practice.’

Biochemical Engineering was one of five UCL departments to be recognised in the latest round of awards.  The other departments are:

  • UCL Institute of Neurology – Silver
  • UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science – Silver
  • UCL Division of Biosciences – Bronze
  • UCL Science & Technology Studies – Bronze

UCL also received a Silver Award at the institutional level.  You can read more about UCL’s award here.

You can read more about the Athena SWAN charter on the Equality Challenge Unit’s website.

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