Rothamsted Research is proud to hold a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN

athena swan

The Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

The Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in: academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL; professional and support staff; trans staff and students, In relation to their: representation; progression of students into academia; journey through career milestones; working environment for all staff.

Read our bronze award submission here

athena swan events

Rothamsted's Athena Swan committee continually runs events across the institutes to promote our Athena Swan commitment.

Rothamsted hosted International Womens Day 2016 and 2017 as well as running a successful International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia earlier in the year. Please view the gallery of images for from highlights from the last couple of years.

Please keep an eye on our events page for any upcoming events you might be interested in attending.