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The land-based industries remain unbalanced in terms of gender representation. Although the number of women with scientific or technical university degrees is growing, women are still under represented in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics) professions. Furthermore women are more likely to leave academia than similarly qualified men.
SRUC is one of 136 institutions that are members of the Athena SWAN Charter; this represents nearly 90% of all eligible HEIs (Higher Education Institutes) in the UK.
SRUC is committed to and strives for equality of opportunity for all its students and staff (existing and prospective).
For SRUC Athena SWAN is a driver for behavioural change – it is about promoting a more gender equal culture which includes promoting family friendly working policies, embracing flexibility and diversity in the work place and rewarding all staff equally for their endeavours. It is embedded within our Equality, Human Rights and Inclusion agenda
In practice this means that we:
With this charter, SRUC is strengthening its commitment to gender equality through aiming to achieve the Athena SWAN bronze award at the beginning of 2021.
Contact Penny Karanasiou or Christine Watson to find out more about our Athena SWAN activities.
With this charter, SRUC is strengthening its commitment to gender equality through aiming to achieve Athena SWAN bronze award by 2021.
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's
careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEM)
employment in higher education
SRUC is committed to and strives for equality of opportunity for all its students and staff (existing and prospective) and will recognise and celebrate their diversity.
SWAN Operations Manager
Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
Peter Wilson Building
West Mains Road