Creative Technologies receives Athena Swan Bronze Award

The School of Creative Technologies of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth has been given an Athena Swan Bronze award.

This is the first Athena Swan Departmental award for the Faculty and is in recognition of CT’s commitment to promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusivity for all staff and students.

The Athena Swan Awards recognise the advancement of gender equality, encouraging representation, progression and success for all.

ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research, and was expanded in May 2015 to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), as well as work in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly.

Jenn Feray, Co-Chair of the CT Athena Swan Committee, and Jacqueline Renouard, a member of the CT Athena Swan student group, travelled to Liverpool University on Monday 12th December to collect the award at a ceremony attended by representatives from Universities from all over Britain.

“We’re really pleased to earn the Athena Swan Bronze Award,” says Jenn Feray. “It represents a lot of hard work from the CT team.  It shows CT’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.  Already we’re seeing small positive changes in the school that will really make a difference.”

The award is now on display in Eldon foyer.

Featured photo: Jenn Feray and Jacqueline Renouard receiving the award. 

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