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Calling all medics, scientists, engineers and technologists

25 August 2006

The Athena Project, set up to advance women in science, engineering and technology (SET), will soon be running an online questionnaire to investigate women's career progression in scientific careers, including academic medicine.

Scientists, engineers, medics and technologists - both male and female - are asked to complete the questionnaire, for which there is a link at the top of this article.

UCL took part in Athena's Survey of SET (ASSET) in 2004, and achieved the highest number of responses from any UK Higher Education Institution in the Survey.

The purpose of the survey is to understand and address the barriers to women's progression in science. The results will be used by policymakers to identify and disseminate good practice to employers, to contribute to the development of action agendas and to raise awareness of career progression issues.

In addition, UCL will use the results to develop further initiatives in this area and to work towards a Silver SWAN Charter for UCL. The SWAN Charter, of which UCL was a founder signatory, is a scheme that recognises excellence in science employment in higher education. UCL was awarded a Bronze award in 2006.

The questionnaire will be online from Tuesday 5 September until Friday 20 October. Your responses will make a difference.

To find out more, or to complete the questionnaire, follow the links at the bottom of this article.