Athena SWAN

At UCL Chemistry we are dedicated to the Athena SWAN Charter for women in science, recognising commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. 

The award recognises that in addition to university-wide policies the department is working to promote gender equality and to address challenges particular to the discipline.

At UCL we have a long history of fighting for equality and diversity. UCL was famously the first university in 1826 to admit students of any race or religious or political beliefs. Later, in 1878, UCL was the first to accept women on equal terms with men and in 1893 UCL was the first in England to establish a students’ union.

Furthermore, the Chemistry Department was a pioneer for teaching, establishing one of the first British professorships in 1828.

Over 180 years later that drive for equality is ever present; the Chemistry Department was awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in 2014 and will be submitting an application for an Athena SWAN silver award later this year.

What is it?
The department
Equality and Diversity at UCL Chemistry
Self Assessment Team (SAT)
Our Bronze Application
You said...we did
Family Friendly Policies
Working Mums
Working Dads
Support for staff and students: Racial and xenophobic harassment
Women at UCL: Presence and Absence 2016
Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971)
Meet the Women in Chemistry