University wins award for its gender equality work

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Sheffield Hallam University has been honoured for promoting gender equality.

Athena SWAN, a charter dedicated to helping women advance in areas of academia, has awarded the institution two bronze prizes for its good practice in recruitment, retention and progression of women in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

The university’s departments of architecture and planning, and engineering and mathematics were recognised for supporting career progression of their female staff and students, bringing the university’s overall award total to four.

Professor Karen Bryan, pro vice-chancellor for the faculty of health and wellbeing, said: “We are pleased to have added these two awards to our existing silver and bronze for biosciences and psychology.”