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Athena SWAN

The Institute is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of its commitment to women's career development.

Athena SWAN gold award

The Roslin Institute has received a Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition for its commitment to women's career development. A copy of the Institute's application has been made available to download.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.

The Institute was granted the award in recognition of the additional efforts made, over and above standard University wide policies, to promote gender equality and address particular challenges for women within science.

The Institute received positive feedback on its commitment to training and development, strong appraisal and induction programme and local postdoctoral mentoring scheme.

As part of the SWAN process, the Institute has developed a three year action plan to progress with current initiatives and to further address challenges for women within science.

Roslin equality and diversity work

International Women's Day Video

For the International Women's Day on 8 March, we asked staff at the Easter Bush Campus about women who inspired them. As you can see in the following video, from Marie Curie to their colleagues, inspiring women are everywhere.

Related Links

Athena SWAN Charter

Career Development Committee

Gold Award 2017,  Bronze Award 2012  & Silver Award 2014

International Women's Day 2018 & 2019

Book - EqualBITE: Gender equality in higher education

Work/Life balance

Meetings with Annie Fenwicke from Science in Australia Gender Equity  & Minister of Science and Sport in Canada

Unconscious Bias Workshop

Celebratory dinner to recognise our Athena SWAN award

Women STEM students

Celebrating Ada Lovelace: Female computer scientists at Roslin

Positive male role models at the Institute

Genome Science conference featured an all-female line-up of speakers (organised by Roslin and Edinburgh Genomics)