The Department of Physical Sciences (DPS) has received an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of its support for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine). DPS is the first department in the University to be awarded the Silver award recognising its activities towards reducing inequalities in research, teaching and day-to-day department processes.
The Head of Department, Professor Sally Jordan commented, "I am delighted that the Department of Physical Sciences has achieved this Award. This is a great start for the School of Physical Sciences in the new STEM Faculty".
The results show that the School is committed to supporting the careers of women and creating a positive impact on changing culture and attitudes within the OU.