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Championing women: Psychology and Earth Sciences win awards

Posted on 07/06/2013

Dr Polly Dalton (right) accepts the award for Psychology

Royal Holloway this week was awarded two Athena SWAN Awards for its Psychology and Earth Sciences Departments, in an award ceremony that took place at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Established in 2005, the Awards recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in higher education.

The Psychology Department at Royal Holloway is one of only five in the country to receive a Silver Award.

Dr Courtenay Norbury, who led the bid, said: “We are very excited to be recognised by the panel in this way. We remain resolutely committed to supporting the career development of women and developing policies that enable all staff to achieve an excellent work- life balance.”

Dr Polly Dalton, a member of the Psychology Athena Swan Committee, attended the award ceremony.

In addition, Earth Sciences received a bronze award. Dr Martin King who led the bid from the Department said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive this accreditation from the Athena Swan process.

“It is proof of the progress the Department has made in recognising and improving the advancement of women in science, which has also served to improve the Department for all staff."



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