Equality and Diversity

SUPA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and supports the partner universities to provide a learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment.

Physics, like most STEMM subjects, experiences a decline in the proportion of women up through education and through career levels. Approximately 25% of physics PhD students are women, 19.8% of lecturers, 11.2% of senior lecturers, and 6% of professors are women (from HESA staff data, reported here). Therefore SUPA has a role to play in sharing best practice amongst our partners, and promoting equality of opportunity ideals.

The SUPA partner universities hold and aspire to achieve the indsutry standards for equality and diversity. This table highlights the awards held currently (June 2018). 

  Athena SWAN (Department)

Athena SWAN (University)

Juno

University of Aberdeen

Bronze

Bronze

 

University of Dundee

Bronze

Bronze

 

University of St Andrews

Silver

Bronze

Champion

University of Edinburgh

Silver

Silver

Champion

Heriot-Watt University

Bronze

Bronze

Supporter

University of Glasgow

Silver

Bronze

Champion

University of Strathclyde

Bronze

Bronze

 

University of the West of Scotland

Bronze

Bronze