Cambridge joins a select group of universities thanks to national recognition for work on gender equality.

Together we are striving to ensure that the University is a supportive and inclusive environment for all our students and staff.

Professor Jeremy Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs

Cambridge has joined a select group of universities with an institutional Athena SWAN silver award.

The awards are bestowed in recognition of commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

The silver award – announced today (September 25) - sees the University join Imperial College London, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and Queen’s University Belfast.

In addition bronze departmental awards were given to: the Department of Biochemistry; Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience; and the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute.

Professor Jeremy Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs, said: “The University is delighted that its commitment and intensive activity in supporting and promoting women at all levels have been recognised by an Athena SWAN institution silver award.

“The sustained momentum of actions at University level to progress and embed gender equality complements our support for local departmental action, so we are also delighted that local commitment to the Athena SWAN principles has been recognised by additional departmental awards. Together we are striving to ensure that the University is a supportive and inclusive environment for all our students and staff.”

A full list of award winners is available via the Equality Challenge Unit website.


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