Welcome to Athena SWAN in Geographical and Earth Sciences
Athena SWAN in Geographical and Earth Sciences is known locally as ‘SWAN@GES’. We first engaged with Athena Swan in 2012-13 and currently hold a Silver Award. This pathway means that we are now able to incorporate professional staff in the Athena SWAN programme and action plan at a local level. This inclusive approach should encourage further improvement of our workplace for all.
Our local by-line is ‘what is good for women is good for everyone’, and we strive to make SWAN@GES relevant and helpful to all genders.
We are concerned with issues that span the whole school and this makes our programme of action very busy and engaged.
We have recently put in place a variety of interventions to help staff at work: we cover issues such as work-life balance, women’s career development opportunities, informal mentoring, academic promotions and education about gender in Geography and Earth Science.