The School of Physics and Astronomy actively works towards an environment where all parties can achieve their full potential irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.
We collect and monitor relevant disaggregated data on many aspects of school life, from undergraduate recruitment to seminar speakers and act accordingly on our findings in an effort to create an equitable working culture.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which meets termly, comprises members from all 4 sub-groups within the school and all career stages from PhD student to the Head of School.
In that context, we are very pleased to support Project Juno, an Institute of Physics initiative that recognises and rewards departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men. The School currently holds Juno Champion status, the highest level of award in this scheme (awarded June 2015, renewed July 2019) having previously attained Practitioner status in February 2012. We were also awarded Athena SWAN Silver status in September 2015.
We represent the School of Physics and Astronomy within the Faculty of Science and Engineering EDI Committee.