School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics commended for improving gender equality

10 July 2019

The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics has been awarded Juno Champion status by the Institute of Physics, an award which recognises universities that have made great strides to improve gender equality and diversity in physics.

Schools are assessed against six principles and the Juno Assessment Panel commended the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics on several of its initiatives, including:

  • The introduction of a funded summer undergraduate research programme with 30% female participants
  • Its commitment to teaching replacement cover, when possible, for staff on long, planned periods of maternity or parental leave of 6 months or more - which avoids putting undue burden and strain on staff.

“Nurturing an inclusive working environment is vital for the future of our fields of study, which is why we are continuing to drive forward initiatives that help address gender inequality. I’m proud that we have been commended by the Institute of Physics for our work in addressing gender equality in the School.”

Mark Thompson
Dean for the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

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