Equality and diversity in the School of Psychology
The Athena SWAN Charter is a recognition scheme for UK universities and their STEM departments. The aim of the scheme is the advancement of women in science, engineering and technology in higher education and a significant increase in the number of women recruited to the top posts. As part of its commitment to Equality and Diversity, Plymouth University is a founder member of the charter.
In 2013 the School of Psychology was awarded a Bronze SWAN recognition award for its efforts in promoting women’s success in this subject. We are now working to apply for an award under the new Athena Swan scheme.
Actions that support women’s career advancement can benefit all staff. Therefore the school and University take active steps to create and maintain a culture of diversity where all can thrive and be rewarded for their contribution, regardless of gender and family circumstances.