Supporting women in science
The School of Biological Sciences is committed to good employment practices and a supportive working environment for all staff.
In particular, we are striving to address the unequal representation of women in science and to improve career progression for female academics. Over 60% of our undergraduates and postgraduates are women - our mission is to ensure these young women enjoy a nurturing and supportive environment during their time with us and give them every encouragement and opportunity to pursue a career in science.
We are working together, across the School, to ensure we have a fair and stimulating working environment that will benefit both men and women. We continuously review our working practices to ensure that all staff and students are well supported in their work and study.
Athena SWAN Blogs
The School of Biological Sciences Athena SWAN team has created some fantastic blogs talking about their lives in science, and their experiences of integrating their personal and caring responsibilities with their career paths.
We hope that these reflections on the challenges and rewards of working in science will be helpful to others as we work together to make our working environment as inclusive as possible to all.
More blogs from members of staff from The School of Biological Sciences will be added over the next year.
Read all of our Athena SWAN Blogs (PDF, 1,261kB) here.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Athena SWAN blogs so far.
For further information, please contact Dr Jon Bridle