Advancing gender equality:

Representation, progression and success for all.

We are committed to supporting the college's strategic aim to build a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated staff and student environment and community. We are working towards ensuring the College of Science departments adhere to the principles of inclusiveness, widening participation and openness. 

Meetings and Events


08 January 2018

Biosciences SAT Meeting


11:00 - 13:00

22 February 2018

Guest Speaker: Gill Malin

Equality and fairness in academia: discuss, shout, change!

College of Science staff and students welcome


Science Central, Wallace Building, Singleton Campus

15 March 2018

International Women's Day 2018


Richness in Diversity @ College of Science 

A networking event featuring speakers on the topic of work-life balance and wellbeing, and positive discrimination vs positive action. Staff and students welcome, free refreshments provided. 

COS IWD 2018 English

COS IWD 2018 Welsh

Find out more about IWD 

 1 – 2pm,


Science Central,Wallace Building


Last Friday of every month

3EI coffee group

Share ideas, successes and deliberations around improving equality and gender balance across all levels within the College


Wallace Landing (Science Central)

Equality and fairness in academia: discuss, shout, change!


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Kate Gunn CEO from CAASTRO from University of Sydney visits Swansea 16/06/17

Kate Gunn from University of Sydney visits Swansea

New College of Science Research Vessel named after inspirational historical figure

College of Science are proud to announce new Research Vessel Mary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Following a naming competition, the new research vessel was suggested by Alicia Laing , 3rd year Biology student, after an inspirational historical figure.

Mary Anning was an early British female fossil collector and palaeontologistShe spent her life working in Lyme Regis. Her skill in locating and preparing fossils, as well as the richness of the Jurassic era marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis, resulted in her making a number of important finds. These included the skeleton of the first ichthyosaur to be recognised and the first two plesiosaur skeletons ever found, the first pterosaur skeleton found outside of Germany, and some important fossil fish. Her observations also played a key role in the discovery that coprolites, known as bezoar stones at the time.

 Anning's gender and social class prevented her from fully participating in the scientific community of early 19th century Britain, and she did not always receive full credit for her contributions. Despite this she became well known in geological circles in Britain and beyond, although she struggled financially for much of her life. After her death her enormous contribution to palaeontology was largely forgotten.

In 2010, 163 years after her death, the Royal Society named Anning as one of the top 10 British women to influence the history of science. Anning was also the basis of Terry Sullivan’s 1908 famous tongue twister ‘She sells seashells’.

 Coming Soon…

Beyond a degree in Science by Dr Lesley Bloomer on 03/07/17

An inspiring and inspirational talk by Dr Lesley Bloomer on 03/07/17 in the College of Science, talking about her unusual career path from Science to Management.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day


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Sound Familiar?

Fawcett Sounds Familiar?

Read the report:  Fawcett Sounds Familiar PDF

Talented Women for a successful Wales

Talented Women for a Successful Wales

A new report commissioned by Welsh Government and co-authored by Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott of Swansea University says that getting more women into science is “critical for the economic future of Wales”. Read the report here:  Talented Women for a successful wales