SBCS 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.” SBCS holds an Athena SWAN Silver award since 2013 and was the first school at Queen Mary to hold this award at this level.
Key achievements since our Silver Athena SWAN award
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) at SBCS is responsible for delivering on the SBCS Athena Swan Action Plan 2018-2022 [PDF 237KB] 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 major goals of the EDIC for the next 4 years are:
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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 Chemical Sciences please contact our Committee Chair Dr Angelika Stollewerk: