Equality in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

IOP Institute of Physics: Juno PractitionerOnly 13% of all Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) jobs in the UK are held by women (WISE 2012).

Athena SWAN Bronze AwardAt the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics we encourage all our students to pursue careers in STEMM professions and support both the Juno project and the Athena SWAN Charter.

Meet some of our female role models

How we support women in science

Project Juno and Athena SWAN

Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords. Project Juno and Athena SWAN act as catalysts to achieve this cultural shift.

In the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, the commitment to progressing women's careers in science and mathematics spans all levels, from undergraduate students to the Dean who was one of the founding members of the School's Juno programme and the University's Athena SWAN programme. We have therefore applied for the following awards: