As part of our renewed Equality and Diversity strategy and exciting work to advance equality, Goldsmiths has joined the Athena SWAN charter and we hope to achieve bronze accreditation early in 2017.
What is Athena SWAN?
The charter mark has become increasingly significant, particularly by driving forward good practice and in relation to funding. Some research funding bodies look favourably on applications from institutions engaged with the Charter. Therefore having our policies and practices, along with our aim to further advance equality, recognised by the charter mark, would be of huge importance to Goldsmiths.
The charter mark has been pivotal in progressing equality across the Higher Education Sector over the last ten years. The impact of this progress can be seen in the culture and practice of institutions, particularly in key areas such as career development.Athena SWAN is a nationally recognised scheme that was originally created to encourage and recognise institutional commitment to advancing the careers of women academics in STEMM subjects. As of May 2015, the scheme expanded to all subject areas and to gender equality more broadly: it now seeks to identify and address gender-related barriers to career progression affecting female, male, or trans staff in both academic and professional service roles.
Goldsmiths' Self-Assessment Team
We have formed a Self-Assessment Team (SAT) lead by Professor Elisabeth Hill, Deputy Warden and Professor Robert Zimmer, to help develop Goldsmiths' submission for the bronze level charter mark. The role of the SAT is to prepare the Athena SWAN application and to develop and implement an action plan that will underpin our work to make ongoing progress in gender equality. We are all very excited to be part of the journey to advance gender equality at Goldsmiths.
|Elisabeth Hill||Deputy Warden, Learning Teaching & Enhancement||School of Arts & Humanities|
|Mark d’Inverno||Pro-Warden, Internationalisation||Shool of Professional Studies, Sciences & Technology|
|David Oswell||Pro-Warden, Research & Enterprise||School of Culture & Society|
|Robert Zimmer||Professor and Head of Department||Computing, School of Professional Studies, Science and Technology|
|Carol Sweeney||Senior Lecturer||English and Comparative Literature, School of Arts and Humanities|
|Anna Furse||Professor||Theatre and Performance, Arts & Humanities|
|Matthew Fuller||Professor and Head of Department||Centre for Cultural Studies, School of Culture & Society|
|Timothy Hickman||PhD Student||Sociology, School of Culture & Society|
|Johnna Montgomerie||Lecturer and Deputy Director of Political Economy Research||Politics, School of Culture & Society|
|Mark Johnson||Reader||Anthropology, School of Culture & Society|
|Kate Devlin||Senior Lecturer||Computing, School of Professional Studies, Science and Technology|
|Alice Jones Bartoli||Senior Lecturer||Psychology, School of Professional Studies, Science and Technology|
|John Drever||Professor and Deputy Dean of Graduate School||Graduate School|
|Karen Rumsey||Research Systems & Liaison Officer||Research Office|
|Donovan Synmoie||Academic Developer||Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre|
|Saskia Jensen||Market Intelligence Manager||Strategic Planning and Projects|
|Alicia Nagar||HR Adviser (Research & Projects)||Human Resources|
|Anna Spragg||Equality, Learning and Development Manager||Human Resources|
|Wendy McDonald||Executive Officer||Executive Office|
|Joyce Kalema||Athena SWAN Co-ordinator||Executive Office|
For more information about Goldsmiths membership of Athena SWAN, please email: athenaswansat (@gold.ac.uk)