SBBS is a member of the Athena SWAN charter, which was established by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), now member of Advance HE.
The charter aims to “drive forward the cultural and systemic changes needed if institutions are to remain competitive and attractive to talented staff and potential students in a global market.” SBBS holds an Athena SWAN Silver award since December 2019.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) at SBBS is responsible for delivering on the SBBS Athena Swan Action Plan 2021-2024 [PDF 269KB] and promotes workplace inclusion to ensure that no one feels left out because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or other factors such as social background.
The committee has put together this EDI induction [PDF 215KB] to introduce new staff to EDI policies within SBBS and the wider University.
Would you like to get involved? Do you have ideas for improvement in specific areas? We have established working groups that are responsible for specific actions. Please contact the relevant lead.
For any queries about Athena SWAN and how it benefits you as a member of the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences please contact our Committee Co-Chair Dr Guifen Chen:
SBBS has representatives in the S&E Faculty EDIC
See all Queen Mary EDI policies, including Dignity at Work, Leave policies and diverse recruitment.
Policies and Support
EDI and Athena SWAN