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.
The 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.
- UoB Post-doctoral research staff page
- UoB Staff development courses
- UoB International page
- UoB Positive working environment
- UoB Flexible working
- UoB Maternity, paternity and parental leave policies
- UoB Work and Family website
- UoB Support for staff with caring responsibilities
Links to Career Monitoring and Career Development Materials
- The 2010 ASSET survey
- Career analyses carried out by the Royal Society of Chemistry:
- Good Practice in University Science Departments
- The Chemistry PhD: the impact on women's retention
- Change of Heart - Career intentions and the Chemistry PhD
- Booklets from Science:
- Your career from undergrad to postdoc
- The informed job search
- Running your lab
- Careers away from the bench
- Career Basics Booklet - 2009 edition
- Mentoring Contacts