Athena SWAN

Equality & Diversity Summer Reading

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Paul Brennan

For me, summer delights include freshly picked fruit and some time to read. Over the last six months, I’ve been organising various equality and diversity events. Here some of the interesting things I would like to suggest as summer reading on equality & diversity. Nothing academic – easy to read and maybe inspiring. Anybody like to add
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Athena SWAN CALL TO ACTION

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Paul Brennan

I have been asked to speak at a new Cardiff University – ‘Inspired by…’ Seminar Programme. For more details you need access to the Cardiff University intranet. The programme is here. It includes talks by Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland, Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE and Helen Walbey.  My talk is about Athena SWAN, the charter that recognises advancement of gender equality. I’ve been
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What Cardiff University Schools have Athena SWAN Awards?

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Paul Brennan

In order to find out how Athena SWAN is represented in Cardiff University, I have done a small survey of websites within the University. Here’s a list of who has awards. Updated on 5th October 2015 – Congratulations to Computer Sciences and Healthcare Sciences. Cardiff University Bronze Award – Application College of Physical Sciences and Engineering Cardiff School
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Being proud of your Athena SWAN Action Plan…

Posted on 6 March 2015 by Paul Brennan

I’ve been thinking a lot of about Athena SWAN Action Plans. Action Plans are often the last part of an Athena SWAN application and sometimes we’re in a bit rush as we write them. However, they are a really important part of the application process. Let me be honest: I don’t like Action Plans. I recognise their
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Why I’m an Athena SWAN panelist…

Posted on 24 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

In February, I participated as an Athena SWAN panelist for the third time. I left my wife and children early in the morning, missed the school run and headed off to London. The colours of the sunrise over Bristol were amazing. On the train, I did my final review of the applications. During the previous weeks,
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