Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN

ICaMB aims to provide a good working environment for our staff and follows the main guidelines of the Athena Swan Charter, advocating equality and diversity for all members.

Newcastle University was proud to be awarded an Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) bronze award in 2009 (renewed in 2012) as part of the Athena SWAN Charter. The Award recognises good employment practice and the promotion of women working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.

We submitted our application for an Athena SWAN Silver award in November 2014. We identified areas where we need to improve and many elements of good practice, and used the results of our staff survey to inform some of our actions.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions that are relevant to how we should best prosecute the Athena Swan concepts within the institute, contact any member of our Steering Group.

Steering group

Membership of the Athena SWAN Steering Group are:

Members of Newcastle University can view the notes of our Athena SWAN steering group on our internal website.

Further information

For further information on the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science, please go to the Athena SWAN website.

The Charter is managed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). It is funded by ECU, the Royal Society, the Biochemical Society and the Department of Health.