Uni’s commitment to women

Dr: Jo Heaton-Marriott
Dr: Jo Heaton-Marriott
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The University of Central Lancashire has been awarded a prestigious educational chartermark for its commitment to women in specialist subject areas - at the first attempt

Preston-based UCLan has been recognised in the Bronze Institution category of the ECU Athena SWAN award.

It recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research. It also highlights that UCLan has a good proportion of women at professor and senior management level and has flexible working policies.

Dr Jo Heaton-Marriott, UCLan’s public engagement manager, said: “We are extremely pleased to have this external acknowledgment of our commitment to supporting the career progression of women in STEM areas”

UCLan was oneof seven UCLan was among seven institutions, including two research institutes, who achieved their first ever Athena SWAN award - funded by a range of bodies.

Representatives from UCLan will collect the award at a ceremony at the University of Cambridge in November.