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Athena SWAN Successes for Cardiff Met



The Equality Challenge Unit has announced that Cardiff Metropolitan University has been awarded Bronze Awards for the department applications from the Cardiff School of Health Sciences and the Cardiff School of Sport.

Building on the successful institution Bronze Award achieved in September 2016, these departmental awards recognise the work that has been undertaken to promote gender equality and to identify and address challenges particular to the specific departments and disciplines.

Scott Fleming, Chair of the University’s Self-Assessment Team explained: “The University has an ambitious programme of work to enhance gender equality. These are our the first department awards and mark important milestones on our journey.”

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cara Aitchison, commented: “The timing of this announcement coincides with the launch of the University’s new Strategic Plan 2017/18 - 2022/23 in which ‘diversity’ is identified, along with ‘creativity’, ‘innovation’ and ‘freedom’, as one of our four core  values. 

"The commitment to equality and diversity at the University has never been stronger and we are delighted that the excellent progress being made in these Schools has been recognised in this way.”

Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.