Faculty of Music awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award

The Faculty of Music is thrilled to have become an Athena SWAN bronze award holder for the first time.

Professor Gascia Ouzounian, who led the Athena Swan application for the Music Faculty, said: “This represents a major step forward in identifying and addressing gender inequalities within the Faculty. I am delighted that the Faculty has received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication and support. I am proud of the work of the Self-Assessment Team and the extensive dialogue we achieved and feedback we received from our community throughout the process. We look forward to implementing our action plan, which I believe will bring about genuine progress. I am grateful for the support of the entire Faculty, and special thanks go to Kathryn King (DPhil candidate in Music) and Isabelle Pitt (Equality and Diversity Officer for the Humanities Division) for their excellent work throughout.”

Advance HE’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.

For more information on the Athena SWAN award see their website.