We are delighted to announce that University of Warwick Philosophy Department has been awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award by the Equality Challenge Unit.
The Department is amongst the first Philosophy Departments in the UK be successful in achieving such an award and we look forward to working on our detailed and lengthy action plan over the coming months and years.
We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment in our department and to making a positive contribution to the culture of the discipline of Philosophy in the UK.
Our priorities include improving gender balance on our postgraduate programmes, proactively identifying and encouraging female applicants for academic positions, implementing a formal mentoring programme to support early- and mid-career researchers, and continuing a conversation with our undergraduate and postgraduate students about issues affecting the culture of our department and our discipline as a whole.
Our Athena swan Submission and Action Plan can be found here along with details of past and forthcoming events and activities.
The Department has also subscribed to the British Philosophical Association / Society for Women in Philosophy Good Practice Scheme more details of which can be found here
Two philosophy PhD students, Shaun Stevenson and Phil Gaydon have been shortlisted for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence PGR 2017. Congratulations to both!
Take a look at the full shortlist: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/teaching_learning/wate/wate1617shortlist Winners will be announced in July.
National Student Survey is now open to UG Philosophy finalists!
The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open and will close on the 30th April.
This is an important opportunity for our undergraduate finalists to give your opinion, in a national forum, on teaching and learning within our department, and on your overall experience at Warwick. We’ll listen carefully to what you say so that your views can help to shape the future of Philosophy at Warwick.
It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete and, as a thank you for completing it, the Philosophy Department will give £3 per completed Philosophy NSS survery to the Hardship Fund.
Find out more about the NSS and how the NSS has made a difference to studying philosophy at Warwick
The First Person, Action, and Perception: Dr Eylem Ozaltun, Koc University, Istanbul, is visiting the Warwick Mind and Action Research Centre until the end of May, to work on a project with Prof Naomi Eilan, funded by a Newton Mobility grant.