QMU Athena Swan
In 2013, Queen Margaret University was delighted to receive
the Bronze Athena SWAN Award in light of its commitment
to assisting the recruitment and retention of women
in science, engineering and technology (SET).
The Athena SWAN
Charter is a recognition
scheme for UK universities
and their science,
engineering and technology
(SET) departments. It aims
to assist the recruitment,
retention and progression
of women in SET.
Queen Margaret University is committed to the principles
of the Charter and values equality and diversity
across its workforce. To support these principles and to
promote the role of women in SET, the University has
undertaken an internal self-assessment process and has
been successful in gaining a Bronze SWAN Award.
The University sees membership of the Charter, with
its bronze, silver and gold SWAN recognition awards,
as working towards sustaining equitable working
environments enabling QMU to identify itself as an
employer of choice, not only to its staff, but to students,
stakeholders, research councils and industry.