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NDORMS has renewed its Athena SWAN Silver Award status in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality and excellence in employment and education practices.

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An Athena SWAN silver award means an institution has progressed in embedding the Athena principles within its culture whilst holding a significant record and achievement in addressing gender equality more broadly for the benefit of all staff and students.

“I am incredibly proud of our staff and students, whose enthusiasm and dedication to making NDORMS an excellent and happy workplace led to the renewal of our Athena SWAN Silver status”, says Head of Department Professor Andrew Carr.

NDORMS offers progressive flexible working and family-leave policies and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture for everyone. A reflection of our commitment, our staff and students enjoy working at NDORMS, with 90% recommending it as an excellent workplace.

NDORMS Equality and Diversity Advisor, Maria Granell-Moreno adds: “We are delighted to have our efforts to promoting and supporting gender equality in all its forms recognised with this Silver award. And we are excited to get to work on implementing our Athena action plan, continuing on our path to supporting all staff and students achieve their potential and, why not, dreams and aspirations, alongside a healthy work–life balance!”

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 (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.

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