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Schools of History and Law receive gender equality awards

Queen Mary University of London’s School of History and School of Law have both been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award by Advance HE.


This achievement recognises the Schools’ efforts and ongoing commitment to boosting gender equality within the university. It takes the total number of Athena Swan awards held by Queen Mary University of London to 15 – with 10 at bronze level, and five at silver level.

Since the university’s first Bronze Award in 2013, it has made significant progress in embedding equality and diversity practices across School activities. It is committed to directly addressing challenges in this area, such as improving recruitment of women professors and their representation at senior appointments and committees.

Professor Matthew Hilton, Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary said:

“We are tremendously proud to receive these awards. We know just how important it is that we do everything possible to advance gender equality and ensure Queen Mary leads by example in fostering diversity for all our students and staff.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped to make this possible. It is only through an environment centred around equality that we can continue to deliver world-class research and education.”

Professor Penny Green, Professor of Law and Globalisation and Head of the Department of Law at Queen Mary said: 

“I am so pleased that our efforts in this important area have been recognised. We are committed to continuing to build on the solid foundations that we have laid, ensuring that our commitment to equality remains enshrined in all the work that we do.”

Professor Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law, and Director of Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary said:

“CCLS has always been ground-breaking, bringing together academia and commercial law practice. We are delighted that our progress in this area of equality has been recognised, and we will continue to build on this.”

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