SENRGy awarded Athena SWAN Bronze Award
The School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) at an awards ceremony at Liverpool University and presented by Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute and a Patron of Athena Swan. The ECU seeks to support and recognize advances in equality and diversity for staff and students and the Athena Swan charter specifically recognizes a commitment by the holder to tackling gender inequality in Higher Education.
In achieving a Bronze award, SENRGy has demonstrated that it has effectively identified any gender equality challenges within the workplace, and developed a clear plan, alongside Bangor University policies, to meet these challenges. In doing so, the School has demonstrated it will be promoting fair and equal progression and success for all staff and students.
The School’s application involved inputs from a wide range of staff and was led by Head of School, Professor Morag McDonald. On receiving the award, Prof. McDonald noted that “we were absolutely delighted to receive this award. The process of putting together our application was an excellent team effort that involved critical reflection and a mapping of the journey we want to take to achieve equality in all of our activities. We look forward to implementing the action plan that we submitted as part of our application in the next few years.”
SENRGy joins two other Bangor University departments to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award; alongside the University itself. SENRGy’s Award will remain valid until 2019 and the Athena Swan logo will be taking pride of place on the School’s website.
Bangor University is fully committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter and is working towards ensuring that these principles become embedded within the University’s policies, practices, actions plans and culture. Information on our policies and procedures which relate to principles of equality and diversity can be found here:
We also have an extensive suite of employee support policies:
Publication date: 13 December 2016