UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Juno Champion and Athena SWAN

Equality and Diversity
The department has worked hard to address the under-representation of women in university physics and encourage better working conditions for both, women and men. We are proud to have a higher than average representation of females among our students and academic staff.

We have achieved a Juno Champion award, which recognises and rewards departments who demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in Physics. Project Juno is run by the Institute of Physics.

The Juno Champion award is the equivalent of the Athena Swan Silver award. The Athena SWAN charter recognises and celebrates good employment practices for women working in higher education and research. It aims to assist the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) and promote good practice.