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1 Oct 2014

Loughborough awarded double Athena SWAN bronze

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Loughborough’s commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine – collectively known as STEMM subjects – has been recognised by the Athena SWAN awards scheme.

The University’s institutional Bronze award, which it has held since 2009, was renewed as part of the 2014 awards round. Loughborough Design School also received its first departmental award – a Bronze – under the prestigious scheme.

The awards add to the departmental Silver award that the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has held since 2013.

Launched in 2005, and run by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), Athena SWAN helps universities and research institutions to create more equitable working environments for women in STEMM and rewards institutions that are making positive steps. Loughborough was one of the founding members of the Athena SWAN Charter.

Read the press release for more.