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Gender equality- Athena SWAN and Project Juno

Physics has traditionally been a male-dominated subject. The Department of Physics at Warwick aims to address this imbalance by working with the Institute of Physics Project Juno and the Athena SWAN Charter.

The Department of Physics has been recognised for its efforts to promote gender equality amongst both staff and students, and in 2016 the department was successful in renewing its Juno Champion status by the IOP.

In 2009, the University of Warwick, along with Imperial College London, supported the first physics departments to be recognised by the IOP as Juno Champions, awards which were renewed in 2012. In 2013, the Departments of Physics and Chemistry were both awarded silver status by the Athena SWAN Charter, following an initial silver status award in 2010. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women in science, engineering and technology.

We are currently awaiting approval of the renewal of our Athena SWAN silver status, submitted in autumn 2016.

Further information

University level Athena SWAN activities


The Institute of Physics Diversity Programme was established with the aim of cultivating an inclusive, sustainable, diverse and vibrant physics community which is reflected in the Institute’s membership and governing bodies.