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women in science initiative

What is the key to success for women who work in science? A new website delves into the experiences of successful women in science at the University of Oxford, through a collection of video narratives.

Funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund at Oxford University, the interviews with 39 successful women tell an inspiring story of an ongoing culture shift for women working in science, where according to those interviewed, discrimination is rarely experienced and the work is fun, interesting and exciting.

The researchers used a thematic analysis to identify and write about the variety of issues important to the women who were interviewed, which included obtaining funding, career progression, mentorship, and taking parental leave.

Find out more: – An inspirational journey of women’s experiences in science

39 Women in Science share their stories, collated on the new website.

department away day

The Away Day is a celebration of the wealth of excellence we have here in DPAG and the passion and commitment to research and education that is shared across our community. The programme showcases the breadth of activity across the Department and features cross-departmental and interdisciplinary partnerships supporting our research. The away day provides an opportunity to network and to spark new opportunities for partnerships.

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 Athena SWAN objectives: The aims are to:

1.     build a sense of community

  • provide the opportunity to network among our large staff body, opportunity to set up new collaborative partnerships
  • build a culture of collegiality and foster a sense of common purpose
  • promote inclusive values

 2.     communicate department successes and expertise

  • celebrate our achievements over the year in research and teaching
  • recognise and promote our outreach activity
  • provide a platform to highlight work of younger scientists, academic and support staff

The whole Department is expected to attend with speakers from different groups (HoD, support staff, academics, fellows, postdocs, graduate students), held core hours 9.00am-3.30pm with lunch provided.



Find out more about the latest Athena Swan events going on in the Department here.



Want to know more about Athena Swan? Go to our resources page.