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Computational Foundry celebrates Athena SWAN bronze award

The Computational Foundry is delighted to announce that it has received an Athena Swan Bronze Award. The 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. We would also like to extend our congratulations to the Geography Department at Swansea University who have also achieved this award.

Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle comments:

"I would like to congratulate the Geography Department and the Computational Foundry for achieving Athena SWAN bronze awards.

Thanks are due to all the staff involved; it takes hard work and determination to identify improvements and embed them into our processes. Particular thanks are due to the self-assessment teams led by Eiry DaA message from the Vice Chancellor Professor Paulvies, Dr Angharad Closs Stephens and Dr Emilia Urbanek who drove the award submissions for their departments, and Professor Joy Merrell, Athena SWAN Lead at University level.

As you will remember, in 2017 we were the first Welsh University to achieve a silver University level Athena SWAN Charter award. Holding the Charter meets the requirements and expectations of some research councils and funders. It is also a significant factor in attracting staff and students. The Charter recognises work undertaken to address gender equality broadly, not just the barriers to progression that affect women.

We currently have three college or departmental silver awards - Swansea University Medical School, the College of Engineering, and the College of Human and Health Sciences. The School of Management and the Physics and Biosciences Departments all have bronze awards. This coming November the College of Arts and Humanities will apply for their own bronze award.'

Our Athena SWAN successes demonstrate our intent to provide an inclusive and supportive environment that enables our staff and students to fulfil their potential, and uphold our commitment to improving diversity."