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Cardiff University’s commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade.

The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of its success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).


Cardiff is one of only 19 universities nationwide to have been awarded a prestigious bronze award of 2009 under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The Charter commends good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.
Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant said: 
“The Athena Swan Bronze award further enhances the University’s long-standing reputation for teaching and research excellence in science, engineering and technology disciplines. This award demonstrates the University’s commitment to academic excellence and to equality of opportunity and inclusiveness across the institution."

The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences was recently successful in obtaining an Athena Swan Silver award, and this page is dedicated to the School's submission. Also available here are minutes from the School's Athena Swan Steering group.


Tim Wess and Anna Courage collecting the award in London