Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the diversity of all staff in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and aims to address gender, race and sexual orientation inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of certain groups in senior roles.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Royal Society of Biology Best Practice Workshop 7th March 2018

The Royal Society of Biology, with support from the members of this Diversity and Inclusion working group, are holding an Athena SWAN best practice workshop on Wednesday 7th March 2018
Registrations for the event are now open, and a link to the event page can be found here: 
This event is free to attend and applications will close on 8th February. Successful applicants will be notified by the 14th February. Due to the tight timelines we would greatly appreciate your help in promoting this event. 
Please may you promote and share with your relevant networks, and anyone who might be interested, or involved in submitting an Athena SWAN application. These may be Heads of university departments, department administrators and anyone who has an active involvement in raising the profile of diversity and inclusion within their institutions. 
An overview of the programme is below: 
10:30   Registration, tea and coffee
11:00   Introduction to the event
           Dr Pat Goodwin FRSB, Royal Society of Biology Diversity Champion
11:10   Importance of the Athena SWAN charter
11:40   Workshop 1: Designing Action Plans to be SMART
           Annie Ruddlesden, Equality Challenge Unit
12:40   Networking Lunch
13:40   Workshop 2: Qualitative data and descriptive analysis
           Dr Kevin Guyan, Equality Challenge Unit
14:40   Experiences of applying for Athena SWAN Bronze Award
           Dr Lucy Jones FRSB, Kingston University
15:00   Tea and Coffee break
15:15   Bridging the gap between Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN
           Dr Rachel Simmonds, University of Surrey
15:35   Panel Discussion
           Broadening participation and expanding the concept of Diversity and Inclusion
           Dr Lucy Jones FRSB, Kingston University; Dr Rachel Simmonds, University of Surrey;
           Mr Daniel Greenwood, Francis Crick Institute. Additional panel members TBC

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