This is the first award for the School of Geography, who were able to submit under the expanded Athena SWAN criteria which now covers gender equality in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law departments (AHSSBL), including both academic and professional services staff. The School of Geography is the first School at QMUL to receive accreditation under the new criteria. Professor Alison Blunt, Head of School (HoS) and co-chair – together with Dr Anna Dulic-Sills, Head of Administration (HoA) – of the Geography Self-Assessment Team, commented: "We are very proud of this achievement and recognition of the School’s commitment to gender equality for all students and staff. Equality underpins our strategic aims, values and ethos, and is essential in achieving the School’s mission of delivering outstanding research, education and career opportunities for all staff and students. Our new Equality and Diversity Group is implementing our Action Plan and building on our success by preparing an application for a Silver Award."
Read our full application and action plan:
Athena SWAN Bronze Application and Action Plan [PDF 4,748KB]
Athena SWAN annual report 2016 [PDF 2,513KB]
Athena SWAN annual report 2017 [PDF 607KB]
The Athena SWAN assessment panel particularly commended institutionally funded research [PDF 1,053KB] undertaken by Professor Cathy McIlwaine to explore undergraduate progression and attainment as a good practice example.
Our School Strategy (2015-19) has Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing built into its core values and fundamental commitments.
To support our ambitions for inclusivity and to ensure we measure ourselves against others to continuous improve the School supports the university’s Equality and Diversity Initiatives specifically: