Like the University as a whole, our School is committed to providing an environment where all members of our community are treated with respect and dignity.
The School of Physics and Astronomy adheres to the University’s social responsibility strategy, including the following areas:
We've held the prestigious Athena Swan Silver Award since 2016, granted by the Equality Challenge Unit. The award was created as a way to recognise an institution’s commitment to tackle gender inequality in higher education.
In the same year, the School was granted Juno Champion status from the Institute of Physics.
Socially responsible graduates
The School awards the annual Alan Greenwood Prize, which is given to the student who has contributed most to promoting and enhancing opportunities for equality and diversity within the School.
Discover more about the University’s social responsibility strategy and why it is so important to us as a whole.
Find out more about the University's ongoing commitment to the advancement of gender equality.
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