School of Biological & Environmental Sciences accredited with Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Biological and Environmental Sciences has become the fifth LJMU school to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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They join the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, the Liverpool Business School and the Astrophysics Research Institute, who have also reached the gender equality benchmark.  

13 more departments across the university are currently working towards Bronze accreditation, with LJMU as an institution, currently aiming for the Athena SWAN Silver Award. 

LJMU's Director of the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Jason Kirby, said:  

“We are thrilled that our school is the latest LJMU department to have received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Staff worked extremely hard on the application preparing the evidence and we are delighted to be accredited.  

“We are committed to the EDI agenda and working towards gender equality within our own faculty and the institution.” 

The Athena Swan Charter recognises the advancement of gender equality in the form of respresentation, progression and success for all.  

Find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter here. 


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