School of Chemistry Scientific Women's Academic Network

The School of Chemistry is committed to providing an environment of good employment practices and working environments for women, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science and to improving career progression for female academics.

The introduction of Athena SWAN polices benefits both male and female staff. We are reviewing our working practices to ensure that all staff and students are well supported in their work and study.

Bronze swanThe University of Bristol holds an ATHENA SWAN Bronze Award

Find out more about ATHENA SWAN Charter (hosted by Research Councils UK).

SWAN is also owned by the Equality Challenge Unit and currently also receives financial support from: Biochemical Society and The Royal Society

Women-in-Chemistry Mentoring Scheme

Following a consultation among the School of Chemistry undergraduate and postgraduates the Women-in-Chemistry Mentoring scheme was launched. In the December 2011 meeting, a panel composed of women from the department at different stages of their scientific career met with undergraduates and postgraduates to discuss career choices and future mentoring initiatives.

Follow this space for updates on our networking events.

We are all happy to provide informal advice and discussion on career paths and development.

Contacts: Dr. M. Carmen Galan, Dr. Jenny Slaughter, Prof. Chris Willis.


Links to Career Monitoring and Career Development Materials