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Women in Science articles on the blog

The Women in Science series provides talks from the support network OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) which aims to promote and encourage women in their scientific careers. The series provides information and resources, which may aid females in pursuing their careers. The series includes talks from a range of inspirational speakers with the overall goal to convince women out there that, although it may be challenging, it is possible for motivated women to succeed in science.

Athene Donald's Blog: Athene is a professor of physics at the University of Cambridge. She has an active interest in issues around women in science within the university (WiSETI) and outside (Athena Forum) and equality and diversity more generally; and a growing interest in education and science policy.

DiscovHer: The first online media showcasing women aking science happen. In particular this page introducing the #ChangeTheNumber study and the results of the international 'Women in Science' survey conducted by the L’Oréal Foundation.


How women can change the world in 'year of engineering'
BBC News
, 20 January 2018

Oxford University gives women more time to pass exams
, 22 January 2018

Why are there so few female engineers?
BBC News
, 13 January 2018

Royal Society of Medicine Chief Executive delivers inaugural Athena SWAN talk
, 24 October 2017


Athena SWAN website for more information on the impact of the charter outside the department.

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Equality and Diversity Unit to find out how the University is committed to an inclusive working environment.

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Athena SWAN at the University of Oxford for more information on what the University as a whole is doing to implement the Athena Swan Charter.

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Stonewall Diversity Champion to learn about the University's involvement in the Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme, which ensures acceptance of LGBT staff in the workplace.

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HR excellence in research to find out more about why the University has been recognised for a high standard of employee support.


OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) to find out what the University is doing to promote gender equality in STEM subjects.


WISE for more information on the campaign that is trying to promote gender equality in STEM subjects.

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Conclusions and recommendations on women in scientific careers made by the Science and Technology Select Committee, on the House of Commons website.


Information for International Staff can be found here.

Daily Info provides further information on living and working in Oxford.

Please see the employment pages of the University website for more resources.







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



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