Athena SWAN at the School of Computer Science

At the School of Computer Science, we are fully committed to the Athena SWAN agenda. We work alongside all of the academic Schools within the University of Hertfordshire in this endeavor in order to share experience and knowledge as the Athena SWAN initiative progresses. We achieved Athena SWAN Bronze status in November 2014 in recognition of the School’s activities in support of recruiting, retaining and promoting women in our discipline. We will apply to renew our award in November 2018.

Incentives are in place to support equality, diversity and best practice in the working environment for all staff in the School, not just women. We are also committed to encouraging more girls to consider pursuing a degree in our discipline and embarking on a career in Computer Science. Our Athena SWAN activities have prompted us to reflect on our existing practices and identify both good practices and also obstacles that may inhibit individuals from achieving a positive work-life balance.