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We are pleased to announce that the Department of Statistics has been awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award following the submission round in November 2017.  A copy of the application can be viewed here.

The Department of Statistics was first awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in 2014. Our application was overseen by the Good Practice Steering Group with support from the Oxford University Equality and Diversity Unit. A copy of the application can be viewed here and our Action Plan can be viewed here.

The Athena SWAN Charter was developed to encourage and recognise commitment to combating under-representation and advancing the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine research and academia.

The Department of statistics is a supporter of the London Mathematical Society Good Practice scheme, which aims to support mathematics departments interested in embedding equal opportunities for women within their working practices.

The University has been successful in gaining the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the systems and practices in place to support researchers’ career and professional development in line with the national Research Concordat. It acknowledges that we are committed to looking after our research staff and their development.